Army Band - Events Calendar 2018

Remembrance Concert

23 February 2018

NZ Army band perform at the Park of Remembrance, Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch.

Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Friday 23 February 2018 (12.00pm)


Evening concerts

8 - 14 March 2018

The NZ Army Band will be doing some evening concerts at the following locations.

NBS Theatre, 105 Palmerston Street, Westport Thursday 8 March 2018

Expressions Theatre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt Monday 12 March 2018

Wallace Theatre, Centennial Drive, Palmerston North Tuesday 13 March 2018

Opera House, 69 Saint Hill Street, Whanganui Wednesday 14 March 2018


Hokitika Wild Food Festival

10 March 2018

2018 will see the 29th annual Hokitika Wildfoods Festival which will continue to captivate all of your senses with its unique mix of tastes, sights, smells, sounds and touches, which are all a key part of the famous West Coast hospitality.

The NZ Army Band returns to the Festival with an entertaining selection of hits. Come and enjoy the sounds and the wild food cuisine on offer.

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Cass Square, Weld Street, Hokitika Saturday 10 March 2018


Central Districts Fields Day

15 - 17 March 2018

This year is set to be bigger and better than ever. In addition to the usual crowd favourites such as the CLAAS Tractor Pull, The National Excavator Championships, the Ultimate Canines Dog Show and the Central Districts fencing competition - the world renowned NZ Army band as well as the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) will perform.

Don't miss the Black Falcons Aerobatic Show and the A109 Helicopter Display also on programme.

For more information and ticket sales, visit

Manfield Park, Fielding (entrance off South Street) Thursday 15 March 2018 (9.00am - 4.30pm) Friday 16 March 2018 (9.00am - 4.30pm) Saturday 17 March 2018 (9.00am - 4.30pm)


National War Memorial

15 April 2018

Concert at the National War Memorial featuring current and past Army Band personnel. Don't miss this melodic collaborative event in the heart of the capital. This event is free to the public.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington Sunday 15 April 2018 (1.30pm)


Crusaders half-time show

21 April 2018

The NZ Army Band will be performing a swing of hits at the Crusaders v Sunwolves rugby game. Note: Tickets must be purchased from TicketDirect - the official ticket provider for the match series.

For more information and ticket sales, visit

AMI Stadium, Christchurch Saturday 21 April 2018 (timing approx 7.00pm)


Dawn Services in Burnham Military Camp and Christchurch, Cranmer Square

25 April 2018

In honour of the fallen, The NZ Army band will perform a Dawn Service tribute at approx 6:00am in Burnham Military Camp at the main gate.

Followed by a Dawn Service in Cranmer Square, Christchurch at 6:30am.


NZ International Jazz Festival

23 May 2018

James Morrison and the New Zealand Army Band come together for one show only in an un-missable night of spectacular music!

Known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician (trumpet virtuoso) and all round entertainer, James Morrison's charismatic stage presence can only be matched by the tight musical unit of multi-talented players and vocalists from the New Zealand Army Band.

The opportunity to see such talent on stage together is not to be missed!

For more information and ticket sales, visit

ITD Auditorium, 145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Wednesday 23 May 2018 (7:00 pm)


Solo event

21 - 22 June 2018

New Zealand Army Band annual Solo event, to be held at Burnham Military Camp from 8:30am on both days.


Swiss Army Band collaboration

29 - 30 July 2018

A small number of New Zealand Army Band musicians are assisting the Swiss Army Band in New Plymouth.

Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Sunday 29 July 2018 (3:30 pm)

Devon Hotel, New Plymouth Monday 30 July 2018 (12:00 pm)


Public concert

5 August 2018

The Army Band will perform a public concert outside the Great Lake Centre in the heart of Taupo.

Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupo Sunday 5 August 2018 (12:30 pm)


World Band Festival (Lucerne)

22 - 30 September 2018

Are you ready for an eclectic mix of wind-based music created by the world's top orchestras, ensembles, conductors and soloists on stage?

Don't miss the showcase event Tattoo on Stage - "a dynamic and highly entertaining music parade in one of the best concert halls in Europe, the KKL Lucerne" featuring the New Zealand Army Band.

Prestigious military orchestras and award-winning marching bands from Europe and Switzerland present in three performances each year a newly assembled and perfectly choreographed music show with an almost limitless repertoire: from jazz to classical, from film music to musical and from evergreens to current pop and rock music.

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Luzern Concert Hall - Europaplatz 1, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland Saturday 29 September 2018 (3:00 pm) Sunday 30 September 2018 (3:00 pm)


Palmerston North Armistice Commemorative Event

9 November 2018

With 2018 marking the centenary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918, the city will host several events as part of the Armistice 2018 Commemoration Programme.

Palmerston North City Council, Linton Military Camp and Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea invite you to come along and help commemorate this significant occasion.

On Friday 9 November a spectacular family friendly event featuring guns from 16th Field Regiment of the Royal New Zealand Artillery will be held at Awapuni Race Course and Function Centre. Live music, including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, will be performed by the New Zealand Army Band and Palmerston North Brass Band along with a Beating Retreat Military Parade.

The Awapuni Race Course and Function Centre is home to the Medical Memorial which marks the site of one of New Zealand’s largest training camps and the sole location for training the New Zealand Medical Corps. staff during WW1. This event is to recognise the crucial role this site played in the city’s military history.

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Awapuni Function Centre, 67 Racecourse Road, Palmerston North Friday 9 November 2018 (5:30pm - 6.30pm)


Armistice Day Service

11 November 2018

With 2018 marking the centenary of The Armistice of 11 November 1918, the city will host several events as part of the Armistice 2018 Commemoration Programme.

A commemorative service for the anniversary of Armistice Day is being held on Sunday 11th November at the Cenotaph at 11am.

Public are welcome to attend the ceremony which will begin promptly at 11am. Returned and serving personnel are requested to form up at the i-Site at 10.50am.

This will be followed by the Poppy Places streets of of significance as part of WW100 street-naming initiative at the Palmerston North Conference & Function Center.

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At the Cenotaph, The Square, Palmerston North Central Sunday 11 November 2018 (11:00am - 11.45am)


Big Band Concert

3 December 2018

Public Big Band Concert held in Civic Square in Wellington at Lunchtime 12.00 - 1.00pm

4 December 2018

Public Big Band Concert in Palmerston North in the Square 12.00 - 1.00pm

5 December 2018

Public Big Band Concert, Firth Field, Waiouru Military Camp 5:00 - 5:50pm

For updates

Please check the page for future updates and confirmed timings.

This page was last amended on 29 November 2018