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

 

New Zealand Army Band plays Pukeahu War Memorial Park


The New Zealand Army Band plays Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this weekend


Current and former New Zealand Army Band members are joining together in a tribute to the fallen on Saturday and on Sunday for a free public concert at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

“This weekend presents an opportunity to hear some of New Zealand’s finest military musicians and vocalists perform,” said Brodie Stubbs, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

“The band has a top-class international reputation performing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the 2012 60thDiamond Jubilee Pageant, Windsor Castle and in 2016 the band was a stand-out at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington.

“Since its formation in 1964 the band has built a reputation for versatile and innovative musical performance.

“We’re delighted to have the band led by Major Graham Hickman, plus 26 former band members, with us again this weekend after their successful concert in the Park in December.

“Saturday’s event will be a fitting musical tribute to the fallen and the concert on Sunday will see the band showcase its broad repertoire including swing, jazz, pop and rock.

“Families are welcome to bring a rug and a picnic to this event,” Brodie Stubbs said.

The weekend programme is:
Saturday 14 April, 4.45-5.05pm, Anzac Square
Musical tribute to the fallen including an evening hymn, victory drum roll, and the Last Post bugle call superimposed over traditional military music.
The Ode to the Fallen will be recited in Māori and English at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Sunday 15 April, 1.30-3.30pm, Anzac Square
Past and present members of the New Zealand Army Band present a free, family friendly concert.

Afterwards people are invited to stay for the 5.00pm Last Post ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. On Sundays the story of a New Zealander who served in the First World War is read at the ceremony.

More information about the New Zealand Army Band based in Christchurch is available at: http://www.army.mil.nz/about-us/who-we-are/nz-army-band/default.htm
More information about the Last Post ceremony is on Manatū Taonga’s website: http://mch.govt.nz/content/daily-last-post-ceremony

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Off The Hidden Path - Five Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

The immense cultural diversity of LA provides an extraordinary variety of lifestyles and arhcitecture. Here are five 'hidden' destinations where the discerning traveller can appreciate and enjoy this unique and constantly evolving metropolis. More>>


City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand with an $8 million budget, this musical comedy has been created with both locals and tourists in mind. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time, finishing second in the final race of the season in Sonoma, California. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland