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Whanganui Local Set to Play at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

24 July 2013
Private (PTE) Lisa Crawley, a member of the NZ Army Band, who has headed to the United Kingdom this week to play the tenor horn at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the NZ Army Tattoo.
Private (PTE) Lisa Crawley, a member of the NZ Army Band, who has headed to the United Kingdom this week to play the tenor horn at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the NZ Army Tattoo. [20130724_WN_E1020928_0001.jpg]

Whanganui local, Private (PTE) Lisa Crawley has left for the United Kingdom this week to play the tenor horn at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the NZ Army Tattoo.

Prior to joining the NZ Army, PTE Crawley attended Whanganui High School and played for the Whanganui Brass Band.

As an exciting career prospect, PTE Crawley joined the NZ Army in 2007.

"I needed a career to get me started in life and the NZ Army Band was, and still is, the only place in New Zealand that you can be a full-time brass band musician," said PTE Crawley.

This will be PTE Crawley’s second trip to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with the NZ Army Band.

"It’s pretty exciting, it probably won’t hit me until I’m at the airport," PTE Crawley said.

PTE Crawley spends her days rehearsing, marching and completing general admin.

"I am also on the communications cell and the editor of our band magazine, Esprit De Corps," said PTE Crawley.

In her spare time PTE Crawley loves to be in the great outdoors.

"I have a real passion for the outdoors whether it is riding motorbikes, tramping, climbing or four wheel driving, it’s my way of unwinding after a busy week," PTE Crawley said.

PTE Crawley said she would recommend a career in the NZ Army.

"The Army is a great place to make life-long friends, get a trade, experience and discipline," PTE Crawley said.

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