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Central Band Concert RNZAF 75th Anniversary Tour

Central Band Concert RNZAF 75th Anniversary Tour

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When:

  • Mon 9 Apr ’12, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where:

Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Child: $5.00

Related Artists:

Bella Kalolo

To celebrate its 75th Anniversary the Central Band of the RNZAF will perform concerts throughout New Zealand with Christchurch experiencing the unique sound and sight of this 60 piece military band on Easter Monday the 9th April. The band will perform an afternoon concert (2.00pm) in the spectacular Aircraft Hall of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

In 1937 the band first paraded for the Coronation of King George the 6th, then shortly after for the opening of the Wellington Railway Station. It has performed to thousands of people over the years including as a full time band during World War two when it toured Australia and the Pacific Islands. The band continues to play an important role in Wellington at State ceremonies and military services and occasions, including the formal Opening of Parliament.

The performances on this tour, by New Zealand’s largest professional symphonic band, will be packed with "something for everyone". It will be a spectacular occasion with guest vocalist Bella Kalolo, brass, saxophones, woodwind and drummers. The music performed will range from classics and traditional to jazz and modern hits, from Bach to Glenn Miller!

The concerts will also pay a tribute to those who have served in the military. "The tradition of a military band can evoke memories and remembrances for past servicemen and women, and their families" said the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Director of Music, Squadron Leader Owen Clarke.

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