Preparing to inaugurate Hawaii's newest governor

Inauguration coordinator Karey Oura Kapoi
Inauguration coordinator Karey Oura Kapoi

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In just a few days, hundreds of people will watch Neil Abercrombie be sworn in as Hawaii's next governor. The inauguration will take place on the grounds of Iolani Palace, but the new administration wants to make sure the neighbor islands don't feel left out. Coordinator Karey Oura Kapoi explains.


9:45 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

9:46 AM Niu Valley Middle School Band (20 mins)

Director Wayne Fanning

Co-Directors Kent Miyashiro & Zachary Morita

10:07 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

10:08 AM Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus: SCELTO & Na Leo Kuho'okahi Ensembles

(20 mins)

Director Nola Nahulu

10:29 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

Entrance of Hawaiian Societies (est 200 people)

10:40 AM Seating of Hawaiian Societies

10:41 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

10:42 AM Aaron Mahi/Dennis Kamakahi (20 mins)

11:03 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

11:03 AM 111th Army Band (20 mins)

Chief Warrant Officer Curtis Y. Hiyane

11:24 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

11:24 AM Honor Guards form at Palace

Royal Guards posted

11:34 AM Processional Lineup on Palace Balcony

Call to Attention – Bugle (111th Army Band)

U.S. Armed Service

Posting of Colors – Drum Roll (111th Army Band)

U.S. Armed Service

11:39 AM Processional of Inaugural Party leaves Palace steps

Musical Accompaniment – "Hawai'i, Hawai'i"

11:47 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

11:47 AM National Anthem (Willie K)

Pledge of Allegience (Eagle Scout Sione Finau)

Hawai'i Pono'i (Richard Ho'opi'i)

11:53 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

11:54 AM Invocation: Tom Cummings (seated on stage)

Announcement of "A New Day In Hawaii": Kealoha

11:59 AM Emcee Tony Takitani

Governor's Oath of Office

Lieutenant Governor's Oath of Office

Administered by Associate Justice James E. Duffy

12:04 PM "Ruffles & Flourishes" – 111th Army Band

19]Gun Salute to be fired by Battery A, 1st Battalion, 487th Field

Artillery, from the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Hawaii Army

National Guard.

Commanded by: Captain Carlos Hood

12:05 PM Emcee Tony Takitani

12:05 PM Remarks ] Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz

12:13 PM Emcee Tony Takitani

12:14 PM Inaugural Address ] Governor Neil Abercrombie

12:24 PM Emcee Tony Takitani

12:24 PM Hawaiian Hula Implement Medley in honor of the 3 Counties, Hawai'I,

Maui (Molokai, Lanai) and Kauai (Ni'ihau)

Beamer Solomon Halau O Po'ohala (4 mins)

"Queens Prayer"

Kumu Loea Hulali Solomon Covington, Russell Paio & Nathan Grace

12:30 PM Emcee Tony Takitani

Benediction – Reverand Bruce Nakamura of the Hilo Hongwanji Mission

12:32 PM Kokua Kalihi Valley Seniors Group "Good Luck, Good Health, God Bless


Merlita Compton, Program Director

12:34 PM Chant – Kumu Hula Leina'ala Heine

12:36 PM LDS Tongan Choir: "Hallelujah" Chorus fr Beethoven's 9th

Tevita Toafa, Choir Director

12:38 PM Emcee Tony Takitani

Retiring of Colors

US Armed Services

12:45 PM Recessional

111th Army Band – "Kalakaua March"

Emcee Tony Takitani

12:48 PM Postlude – 111th Army Band (12 mins)