Ahoy there music lovers!

Royal New Zealand Navy Band Chief Petty Officer Michael Miller alongside HMNZS Wellington in Rarotonga. Photo: RNZN Band

One of New Zealand’s leading military bands will be reporting for duty in Tauranga when they pull into shore next week.

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band, a versatile ensemble of 30 professional musicians, will be performing at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, September 19.

Chief Petty Officer Michael Miller, who plays clarinet and saxophone, says it features a talented crew of woodwind, brass and percussion players.

“If you’ve not seen the Royal New Zealand Navy Band before, I would definitely recommend taking this opportunity to see us perform,” he says.

“We offer audiences a wide variety of music, from symphonic wind pieces, military marches, big band and Dixieland jazz, through to modern rock as well.”

This upcoming Tauranga show is part of a six-concert North Island tour and will be led by Warrant Officer Michael Tan and conducted by Leading Musician Colin Clark.

Michael guarantees Tauranga music lovers the show will be highly entertaining and filled with great music, lots of energy and plenty of laughs.

“The band’s quite light hearted as well, we take our music very seriously, we also don’t take ourselves too seriously and I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy the show.

“The members of the band love what we do, we love going on tour because it fulfils our primary roles and we get to meet the public, hear their questions tell them, roughly, what the navy is up to.”

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band plays Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, September 19, from 7.30pm.

Tickets cost $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $10 for students, and $5 for children (18 and under). To purchase tickets visit www.iticket.co.nz

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