The New Zealand Army Band is hoping to lift the spirits of the Tairāwhiti community after Cyclone Gabrielle, when it plays a free concert in Gisborne this week.Locals will be treated to a free concert on Thursday at Gisborne Boys’ High School.
The family-friendly live show encompasses popular music, musical theatre, jazz and rock – with a promise of something for everyone to enjoy.
New Zealand Army Band Director of Music Major Graham Hickman, DSD, says it’s a special stop on the band’s tour of North Island secondary schools.
The band recently performed a cover of ‘35’ by Ka Hao featuring Rob Ruha, a song that celebrates Tairāwhiti and life on State Highway 35 on the East Coast of the North Island – from Ōpōtiki to Gisborne.
The video of their rendition has gone viral online, viewed more than 200,000 times since its release in early March.
Band Master Staff Sergeant Phil Johnston says the musicians would play a mix of swing, rock and popular music.
The New Zealand Army Band concert will be held from 7pm – 8.30pm on Thursday May 4 at the Gisborne Boys’ High School Auditorium
Although this is a free event, pre-booking is required. Secure your free ticket from www.eventfinda.co.nz