All Rights Reserved (c) 2015 HASMB Na Koa Ali'i - Hawaii All State Marching Band
The group will be making their third appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on November 24. 2016. They are one of ten marching bands that was selected from over 200 applications.
The past appearances were in 2011 and 2005. The Na Koa Ali’i also had wow’ed audiences in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 2014, 2009 and 2003.
Band directors and teachers are currently invited to select members from their schools to participate in this unique organization. Note: Given that not all directors are aware of the opportunity to nominate, students are now also given the opportunity to self-nominate and apply. Students who wish to self-nominate must provide recommendation by teacher or principal as part of their application submission and must be in good standing in their school programs.
The Managing Director is John Riggle, Director of Bands at Kailua High School. He was instrumental in the formation and organization of HASMB.