Story: Brass and pipe bands

NZ Army Band at the Commonwealth Games, 1974

The New Zealand Army Band performs at the opening ceremony of the 10th Commonwealth Games in Christchurch in January 1974. In the 2010s the band continued to perform at the opening ceremonies of many public events, along with appearances on more formal occasions such as Anzac Day. New Zealand military and brass bands built an international reputation for their skill at formation marching.

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Reference: Games 74. National Film Unit, 1974

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Peter Clayworth, 'Brass and pipe bands - Military bands, 1900 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014