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Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force


Sun 8 Aug 2010, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Hawke's Bay Opera House, 101 Hastings St South, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $18.00
  • Retired and students: $15.00
  • Child (school aged): $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Andy Brigden

Winter spectacular concert.

The 65 members of the Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force will perform a warming concert for all ages. Conducted by Squadron Leader Owen Clarke the concert will feature American based soprano Marla Rodriguez.

The performance by New Zealand’s largest professional symphonic band will be jam-packed with “something for everyone”. It will be a spectacular occasion with fanfare trumpets, bagpipes, guest vocalist Marla Rodriguez, as well as the band’s brass, saxophones, woodwind and drummers playing up a storm to beat the winter chills.

The music performed will range from the classics and traditional to jazz and modern hits and finish with the spectacular 1812 Overture. This concert follows successful concerts throughout the North Island where reaction from the audience included comments such as “a magical evening’s entertainment” and “my children were transfixed by the musical and visual variety of the band”.

The concert 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.

The band will also be joined by selected local school musicians who will be offered the valuable opportunity of performing with professional musicians. These musicians will take part in workshops by the band on the morning of the concert.

For tickets, call Ticketdirect (06) 873 8969 or 0800 224 224 (service fee applies)

“Prices have been kept low to make the concert affordable for all ages”.