“Warrior” Marching Band and Color Guard Win Big at Mililani


On Saturday, November 12, the Kamehameha Schools “Warrior” Marching Band and Color Guard competed in the 25th annual Mililani Trojans Bandfest. The competition is the culmination of the long marching season and is the last marching event of the year for bands across the island of Oahu.

This year, Kamehameha competed in the Double A division against the Roosevelt High School marching band and the combined Aiea-Radford High School marching band. Within this division, the band and color guard took 1st place in all five judged categories: Visual Ensemble, Color Guard, Music Ensemble, Percussion, and General Effect. As a result, the band took home one of the coveted Sweepstakes awards which is awarded to the highest scoring band in each division. The band also earned a festival rating of “Superior,” the highest possible rating that can be earned at a marching competition.

“I’m very proud of our haumāna and staff for an amazing marching season. We stepped up to the challenge and delivered a superior performance.” said KS Band Director Matthew Urabe.

The band will now look forward to their next big event, Christmas Concert. They will participate alongside the rest of the performing arts department, including orchestra, Hawaiian ensemble, concert glee, and theater.