Army Band humour

New Zealand’s Army Band will perform at the 6th anniversary of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August. Major Leanne Smith, director of music for the 28-piece Band said they can’t wait to perform in front of sold out crowds. “We are a brass band rather than a military band and we have been invited to Scotland three times now,” Major Smith said. “We just keep coming back because the invitations keep coming.” Formed in 1964, the official Tattoo site says the Burnham Camp-based Band is “an Army band renowned for their talent, diversity and humour”. (3 August 21)

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