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The Air Force Proms Charity Concert

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12 September 2012

The Air Force Proms Charity Concert
In a great event for young and old, New Zealand’s largest professional symphonic band, The Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, will perform the popular Air Force Proms concert at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington at 2.00pm on Sunday 16 September.

The RNZAF and the Central Band are celebrating their 75th birthday this year, and the 75th anniversary performance by will be jam-packed with "something for everyone" said the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Director of Music, Squadron Leader Owen Clarke.

"It will be a spectacular occasion with fanfare trumpets, bagpipes, guest vocalists and performers including Lexus Song Quest finalist Kawiti Waetford, Sergeant Murray Mansfield on the bagpipes, soprano Jennifer Little, as well as the band’s brass, saxophones, woodwind and drummers.

“Music performed in the concert will appeal to all ages and ranges from traditional to jazz and everything in-between. You can even sing along to ‘proms favourites’ including Land of Hope and Glory!”

“A special feature of the concert is a performance of a Beat Retreat ceremony to remember those who have died in the service of their country", said Squadron Leader Owen Clarke.

What: Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Proms Charity Concert
Where: The Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
When: Sunday 16 September, 2.00pm

Tickets are available from TICKETEK (04) 384 3840
Adults $20*, $10* concession and students. *Booking fees will apply


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