History

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The Hawaii All-State Marching Band (HASMB) - "NA KOA ALI’I" was formed in April 2002 as a special private performing organization. The group is open to representative(s) from public and private schools that have an instrumental/band music and performing arts program in the state of Hawaii; giving the participants opportunities and experiences that they would not otherwise have. Over forty different schools usually participate - all coming from the islands of O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i, and the Island of Hawai’i. Over 2000 student performers from Hawai'i have participated since the organization's inception.


Recent tours, the Na Koa Ali'i has partnered with Halau Na Maka O Pu’uwai Aloha lead by Kumu Mandi Scott.


Matt Urabe was selected as the Lead Performance Director for the 2021 Na Koa Ali'i - Hawaii All State Marching Band.


Pasadena Tournament of Rose Parade - Past Directors

2003 Michael Payton - Kahuku High School

2009 Michael Payton - Kahuku High School

2014 Kerry Wasano - Maui High School

2019 Matt Urabe - Kamehameha Schools


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Past Directors

2005 John Riggle - Kamehameha Schools

2011 John Riggle - Kamehameha Schools

2016 Henry Fu - Waipahu High School

2021 - Postponement due to Covid