Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Marines are Marching!

Marching Band that is! Or just band. The US Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band are currently playing at a few venues to celebrate 70 years of being in New Zealand (since the war), and one such free concert last night was at Old St Pauls. And I was there. And I have the pictures to prove it.

They played a range of pieces, starting with the national themes, having a few symphonies, then opening into jazz/swing pieces and then telling the story of the US entering the war and ending up in New Zealand. And then a few more pieces to finish with (can't go wrong with Souza). At 90 minutes, it was a good time!

They are also playing twice more in Wellington today, and other places... check the link.

Here they are playing New World Symphony:

Although, as my dad was in the US Navy, I'm obligated not to like these jarheads...


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