The Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery
Based in Panmure, south-east Auckland, The Band of The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery (often abbreviated to “The Royal NZ Artillery Band") is a brass band with strong military traditions, and is New Zealand's oldest band with an unbroken playing history, founded in 1864. The Band celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2014.
We are a volunteer Band, affiliated to 16th Field Regiment Royal New Zealand Artillery, but it is not necessary for band members to enlist in the NZ Army Reserve.
We perform a full programme of both military and civilian engagements, and are supported by an incorporated charitable Association. We own our bandroom, instruments, music library and other equipment. The Band welcomes new members on all instruments. We practice every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
The Band has a very welcoming and sociable atmosphere, and provides members with an instrument, uniforms and further mentoring, without charge (apart from a small annual subscription).
If you are interested in joining the Band, we would be very pleased to hear from you.