The Royal New Zealand Air Force concert band will raise the roof at the Mahurangi College Hall in a concert on Monday, February 19.
The 58-member band is about twice the size of the Navy’s concert band, and is currently touring Auckland and Northland.
The band includes woodwind, flute and percussion sections, and will be accompanied by vocalist Lisa Tomlins, one of New Zealand’s busiest session musicians.
Lisa has worked with Tim Finn, Rhombus, Wandering Eye and Hollie Smith, among others.
The RNZAF band is conducted by Sergeant Ben Robertson and will play a wide range of music from classical to jazz to contemporary pop music, alongside some traditional military marches.
Band operations manager Alistair Isdale says the concert will be a diverse show “definitely aimed at the whole family”.
He adds the band features an impressive line-up of drummers who perform “all kinds of cool tricks and flash moves”.
The RNZAF Band is almost entirely composed of on-call Air Force reservists.
The Air Force on Tour concert will be held at Mahurangi College Hall on February 19 at 7pm. Tickets: Adults $30, seniors $27, children $5. Door sales only, EFTPOS available.