Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


RNZAF Band to Kuala Lumpur Tattoo

RNZAF Band to Kuala Lumpur Tattoo


RNZAF Band trumpeter LAC Sarah Henderson plays the Last Post.

The Air Force Proms concert at the Wellington Opera House will be the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band's final fling before its deployment overseas.

The Wellington-based Royal New Zealand Air Force Band led by Flight Lieutenant Simon Brew has accepted an invitation from Malaysian Defence for the the Kuala Lumpur Military Tattoo in October.

It is only the band's third international tour, a significant moment for the band's dedicated reserve musicians. The RNZAF Band performed for the King of Tonga 10 years ago and at Norfolk Island in the 1990s. Other prominent engagements have been at the opening ceremonies of the 1974 and 1990 Commonwealth Games, both in New Zealand.

This is Flight Lieutenant Brew's first international tour as leader, which will see the RNZAF Band perform alongside military bands from around the Asia Pacific.

"It's a brilliant mission for us. We're thrilled to have this opportunity to travel and perform together overseas. We'll be raising our standards during rehearsals to ensure that we're ready," said Flight Lieutenant Brew who conducts the band.

"I'm also delighted that the Air Force Band has been selected to fly the flag for the New Zealand Defence Force."

This month the 65 member Air Force Band will present a very special afternoon's entertainment at the Air Force Proms on Sunday 31 August at the Wellington Opera House. Prominent guests are the incomparable actor and hobbit Mark Hadlow and up-and-coming baritone Kieran Rayner.


Outstanding trumpeters LAC Chris Clark and LAC Sarah Henderson will perform Vivaldi's brilliant concerto for two trumpets. LAC Henderson traveled with the New Zealand contingent to perform the last post at Gallipoli in April, the first female to do so at such a prominent event.


The RNZAF Band is playing a diverse programme at the Proms with a segment themed on the anniversary of the start of WWI. Excerpts from Holst's stirring Planets Suite will sit alongside Proms staples Land of Hope and Glory, Dam Busters, Rule Britannia and more.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Memorial: 85th Anniversary Of 1931 Napier Earthquake

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye will today attend the 85th anniversary afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Napier earthquake, to pay tribute to the heroism, kindness and generosity shown by many during this and more recent emergencies. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news