The first band at the University of Hawaii at Manoa was established in 1923. The only university marching band in the state of Hawaii and the biggest student organization on campus performs pregame and halftime at all the Hawaii Warriors football home games at Aloha Stadium, including bowl games, as well as pep band at home games for basketball and volleyball.
The UH marching band consists of over 250 members. Under the direction of Keith Higaki, it is considered a one credit graded course at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Students enrolled receive a tuition waiver, with rehearsals three days a week.The band played at the 2008 Sugar Bowl.
Instrumentation includes approximately 15 Flutes and Piccolos, 25 Clarinets, 30 Alto/Tenor Saxophones, 9 French Horns, 52 Trumpets, 20 Trombones, 8 Baritones, 13 Tubas, 20 percussion and 10 color guard.