A Hawke's Bay mid winter spectacular

30 o Hōngongoi 2010 

The 65 members of the Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force will perform a concert for all ages at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings on Sunday 8 August at 2.00pm.

Conducted by Squadron Leader Owen Clarke, the concert will feature American-based New Zealand 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 vocalists and solo performers, 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 will finish with the spectacular 1812 Overture.

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.

What: Central Band of the RNZAF in concert
Where: Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings
When: Sunday 8 August, 2.00pm

Tickets are only: Adults $18, $15 concession and students. Children (school age) $10 available from TICKETDIRECT (06) 873 8969 or 0800 224 224

The band will also be carrying out free workshops at the Opera House for local students and musicians on Sunday 8 August from 9.30am – 11.30am.


For further information please contact Squadron Leader Owen Clarke, 04 496 0915 or 021 528 62.

This page was last reviewed on 19 January 2011.