LAYS ASIDE BATON
Prof. Kalani Peter, former leader of the Hawaiian band, who died last night after a short illness.
FORMER HAWAIIAN BAND LEADER VICTIM OF FLU
Prof. Kalani Peter, former leader of Hawaiian band, died of influenza early last night at his home, 186 South Beretania street near Emma, after an illness of three days. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Peter; a mother, Mrs. Kahoiwa Peter; a brother, Henry Peter of the territorial land office, and an uncle, Rev. Samuel K. Kamaiopili.
Kalani was made band leader under the John C. Lane administration, succeeding Prof. Henri Berger on the latter’s retirement. He remained with the Hawaiian band until two and a half years ago. He was a composer of considerable ability and author of numerous Hawaiian songs and band pieces.
He was born in this city at the old residence of Queen Emma, Beretania and Nuuanu streets, on February 14, 1876. He was educated at the Royal school, but left his studies at 15 years of age to join the Hawaiian band, then under the leadership of Professor Libornio, visiting the mainland with this organization.
Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from Silva’s undertaking establishment. Interment will be had in Kawaiahao cemetery.
He is a member of Hawaii Chapter No. 1, Order of Kamehameha.
(Star-Bulletin, 2/27/1920, p. 7)