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MAYOR NAMES CLARKE BRIGHT TO HEAD ROYAL HAWAIIAN BAND
(Thurs., Dec. 9, 2010)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced his nomination of Clarke L. K. Bright as bandmaster of the Royal Hawaiian Band.
“I’m very pleased that Mr. Bright will be joining my Cabinet and heading this unique City institution,”
Bright has served as band director at the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus high school since 2009, after serving as the campus’ middle school band director since 2002. He comes from a family well-known for musical and artistic talent, cultural knowledge and community involvement.
Among his many musical and performing arts achievements, Bright has served as director of performing arts for New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, band director for the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus elementary school, band director for Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School, orchestra conductor and musical director for the Castle Performing Arts Center and Paliku Theater, and as a percussionist with the 111th Army National Guard Band.
Bright earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Music from the
His nomination to head the Royal Hawaiian Band is subject to City Council confirmation.
The band was founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, and is the only band in the
Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.