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About the band

The Band of The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery performs throughout the upper north island, but mostly in the Greater Auckland area where there is the greatest demand.  The Band practices in Panmure, south east Auckland every Tuesday night from 7:30pm - 9.30pm and has members who come from all over the Greater Auckland area.  In the last few years the Band has participated in some very prestigious events which typical civilian Bands rarely get the opportunity to experience:


  • 2008 - The Band travelled to Brisbane, Australia to perform as special guests at the 60th Anniversary of the Australian Reserve Forces. 

  • 2008 - The Band participated in "Vietnam Tribute 2008" in Wellington. 

  • 2008 - The Band took part in "Rotorua Searchlight Military Tattoo". 

  • 2009 - RSA National Military Pageant, Wellington 

  • 2011 - The Band performed in Linton with the 7th Battalion Band at a Korean War medal presentation. 

  • 2011 - The Band attended the official book launch of the Auckland/Northern Regiment's history in Whangarei.

  • 2012 - The Band played a major part in the final parade of 24th Battalion RNZIR, Auckland.

  • 2014 - The Band celebrated its 150th Anniversary with a Waterfront Parade, Public Concert, Formal Dinner and Church Service.

  • 2014 - The Band led the RNZ Artillery Regimental Charter Parade in Raglan

  • 2016 - The Band played at the Annual Poppy Launch at Sky City, Auckland   

  • 2016 - The Band represented New Zealand at The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Armistice Day, as part of WW1 Trans-Tasman Commemorations.

  • 2017 - Massed Bands Concert ‘Passchendaele Remembered’, Takapuna

  • 2017 - Charter Parade, 11/4 Battery 16 Field Regt RNZ Artillery, Papakura

  • 2018 - The Band played Armistice 100 concerts at Waiuku RSA and Auckland War Memorial Museum

  • 2019 - Merchant Marine Day at the Maritime Museum, Auckland

    • St John Investiture at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland

    • The Band made a 10-day Trans-Tasman Goodwill Tour to Greater Brisbane, including playing at Brisbane Shrine and Southport War Memorial on Armistice Day, and joint concerts with the Royal Australian Artillery Band and with Brisbane Excelsior Brass.

  • 2020/21 -   Engagements and performances were significantly reduced due to the COVID pandemic

  • 2022  - St John Investiture at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland

  • 2023 - St John Investiture at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland

The Band predominately performs at weekends, but also for weekday events if required.


The Band performs at a range of events including :


  • ANZAC Day Services and parades

  • Remembrance Day Services

  • Commemorations

  • Charter Parades 

  • Beatings Retreat and Sunset Ceremonies

  • Birthday Events

  • Garden Parties

  • Family Days

  • Galas

  • Theatre Concerts

  • Christmas Celebrations

  • Weddings

  • Work Functions

  • Sports Events

  • Bands in the Park concerts

  • Military Tattoos and Pageants

  • Military Parades

  • Military Reunions

  • Cadet and Trainee events

  • Christmas Parades

  • Carol Concerts

  • Street Parades

  • Medal Presentation Ceremonies

  • RSA Dinners 

  • . . . . and many more.


As the Band is always in demand please contact us sooner rather than later to secure our services – subject to availability, and the exigencies of the Service.


Would you like us to perform for your function? 




We would love to hear from you!

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