to play in Taree
On Saturday August 17 at 2pm, Mid Coast audiences will get to experience a band you don't get to see very often.
The Australian Army Band Newcastle will be taking to our stage with a wonderful mixed program that will appeal to all ages.
This particular concert is a great event for locals in particular, as all profits will go to the local Taree Defence Force Cadet Units.
With only a short break from service after World War Two and under various names and configurations, the Australian Army Band Newcastle has existed as Newcastle and the Hunter region of New South Wales' own Military band since 1861.
The members of the Australian Army Band Newcastle are heavily invested in the support and promotion of the Australian Defence Force whilst striving to develop music and musicians within the Hunter region.
The band members are drawn from the local community who, in addition to their normal employment, are talented musicians employed on a part-time basis by the Australian Army.
The band's main job involves the support and promotion of the Australian Defence Force units within the Hunter region of NSW though they are also very active in community development and support.
The band comprises ensembles from quartets to a full military band and performs music from all genres to suit any occasion. It also features a Pipes and Drums section making it a very versatile package.
Members of the Australian Army Band Newcastle enjoy the privileges of being an Australian Army musician, a part-time job that offers amazing performing opportunities both domestically and internationally.
As a larger organisation, The Australian Army Band is made up of 11 separate bands, both regular and reserve, located all around Australia. Army bands can be found in each capital city as well as in Wagga Wagga, Townsville and Newcastle.
It is tasked with maintaining Esprit De Corps among troops, as well as engaging with the community, and being the public face of the Army.
Bands contribute directly to the wellbeing of the Army and the community through participation in Military ceremonies and parades, Regal, Vice-Regal, Federal, State and Territory Government ceremonial functions, music education programs, concerts and community activities.
You can book for Saturday's concert at theMEC.com.au, phone 6592 5466 or at Stockland Forster.
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