Domenico Moro

1941 - 1955

Born, raised, and musically trained in Sicily, he left his home to join the U.S. Navy and became the youngest bandmaster ever appointed in the Navy's history. During a station at Pearl Harbor he fell so in love with Hawai‘i that, though he left for the mainland, he returned 2 years later to stay for good. As bandmaster, the level of the band's proficiency was raised and so did the musicians' salaries.