Past Band Events
Air Force Proms Concert
The Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, in association with the Wellington City Council and conducted by Squadron Leader Owen Clarke, will perform the popular Air Force Proms concert in the Michael Fowler Centre at 2.30pm on Sunday 6 November.
The 65 member Central Band will deliver a fabulous afternoon’s entertainment, featuring Actor Mark Hadlow, the champion NZ Police Pipe Band, brilliant Christchurch violist Fiona Pears, New Zealand soprano Deborah Wai Kapohe and YouTube sensation Matthew Mulholland.
The performance by New Zealand’s largest professional symphonic band will be packed with ‘something for everyone’. It will be a spectacular occasion with bagpipes, vocalists, brass, saxophones, woodwind and drummers. The music performed will range from Proms classics and traditional to jazz and modern hits, and Bach to Glenn Miller!
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," says Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Director of Music, Squadron Leader Owen Clarke. “Remembering those who have died in service is very important.”
What: Air Force Proms Concert
Where: Michael Fowler Centre
When: Sunday 6 November, 2.30pm
Tickets: Adults $20, $10 students/children. Available from 0800 Ticketek
CENTRAL BAND of the ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE
The 65 members of the Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force will perform a spectacular concert at the Rathkeale College Auditorium in Masterton, 2.00pm on Sunday 7th August.
Conducted by Squadron Leader Owen Clarke the concert will feature vocalist Stephanie Paris, and include music for all ages, from classics to jazz, Bach to Glee and everything in-between!
Tickets only $15 and $5 for children. Door sales only.
2.00pm, Sunday 7th August
Download concert poster [PDF 2MB]
GRAND MASSED BANDS
70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Commemorative Concert
Sunday 12th September - Bruce Mason Centre, North Shore
The RNZAF Base Auckland Band are joined by the RNZ Navy Band, Artillery Band and the Auckland Police Pipe Band in a Commemorative Concert marking the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Bruce Mason Centre , North Shore
12 Sep 10
Tickets $20.00 concessions and Students $16.00 available from Ticketmaster 0800 11 999 CONCERT SOLD OUT
THE AIR FORCE PROMS
The 65 member Central Band will return to the stage once again after a year long hiatus to perform this exciting concert of Proms classics. The concert will feature soprano and 2009 Lexus Song Quest winner Aivale Cole with Auckland actor and MC Kevin Keys.
The Air Force Proms
Wellington Town Hall, 2pm
10 Oct 10
Tickets $18 Adults, $10 Children and students Available from 0800Ticketek
SALUTE TO THE SERVICES
Grand Massed Bands Concert
Sunday 31 October - Southward Theatre Paraparumu
The RNZAF Base Ohakea Band is joined by the 7th Battalion Group (Wellington & Hawke's Bay) Band and the New Zealand Police Pipe Band in an afternoon of Splendid music for all the family.
Southward Theatre Paraparaumu
31 Oct 10
Tickets $17.50 available from Nature Coast Enterprise Information Centres Paraparaumu, Levin and Otaki