Touring New Zealand and Australia for the first time…

On their Asia-Oceania tour and for the first time ever, the Swiss Military Small Band will visit New Zealand and Australia. The formation of more than a dozen young musicians of the Swiss Army will perform at several Swiss National Day commemorations in New Zealand and Australia. 

 

The repertoire of the ensemble not only includes traditional Swiss songs and various Swiss marches, but also the national anthems of host countries and favourites of popular and classical repertoires.

 

Show them your support at one of the many free public concerts and joint performances with national army bands. Something special to celebrate the 727th birthday of the Swiss Confederation, don't miss out!

 

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

 

• Friday, 27 July 2018. 4:30pm - 5:15pm.

Aotea Square. Outdoor event. Free public concert, no tickets necessary.

 

• Saturday, 28 July 2018. 2:30pm - 4pm.

Joint performance with Royal New Zealand Navy Band. Bruce Mason Centre, 1 The Promenade, Takapuna Beach. Free public concert, but please follow link to book tickets

 

• Saturday, 28 July 2018. 7pm - 10pm.

Auckland Swiss Club, Swiss National Day Celebration at Danish House 6 Rockridge Avenue, Penrose. Tickets ($30 for members, $40 for non-members, no door sale) are available through the Auckland Swiss Club.

 

New Plymouth

 

• Sunday, 29 July 2018. 3:30pm - 4:30pm.

Joint performance with New Zealand Army Band. Pukekura Park, Band Rotunda. Outdoor event. Free public concert, no tickets necessary.

 

• Sunday, 29 July 2018. 7:30pm - 11pm.

Taranaki Swiss Club, Swiss National Day Celebration at War Memorial Centre, 55 Miranda Street, Stratford. Tickets ($20, no door sale) are available at the Information Centre Stratford or through the Taranaki Swiss Club

 

• Monday, 30 July 2018. 12:30pm - 1:45pm.

Joint performance with New Zealand Army Band. The Devon Hotel, 390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth. Free public concert, but please follow link to book tickets.

 

Wellington

 

• Tuesday, 31 July 2018. 12pm - 12:45pm.

Wellington Waterfront. Outdoor event, weather permitting. Alternatively, if inclement weather: Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand. 55 Cable Street. Venue: Te Marae on the 4th Floor. Free public concert, no tickets necessary.

 

• Tuesday, 31 July 2018. 4:35pm - 5:15pm.

Joint performance with Royal New Zealand Air Force Band. Last Post, National War Memorial, Taranaki Street. Outdoor event. Free public concert, no tickets necessary.

 

• Tuesday, 31 July 2018. 8pm - 10pm.

Joint performance with Royal New Zealand Air Force Band. Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, Gilles Group Theatre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. Free public concert, but please follow link to book tickets.  

 

• Wednesday, 1 August 2018. 10am - 10:30am.

Midland Park. Outdoor event. Free public concert, no tickets necessary.

 

• Wednesday, 1 August 2018. 1pm - 1:30pm.

Joint performance with Royal New Zealand Air Force Band. Swiss National Day Celebration in front of the Parliament Buildings, 1 Molesworth Street. Outdoor event, weather permitting. Alternatively, if inclement weather: New Zealand Parliament, Legislative Council Chamber, 1 Molesworth Street. Free public concert, no tickets necessary. Security check at entrance.

 

• Wednesday, 1 August 2018. 6:30pm - 10:30pm.

Official Swiss National Day Celebration at the Embassy. By invitation only.

 

AUSTRALIA

Canberra

 

• Thursday, 2 August 2018. 6pm - 8pm.

Official Swiss National Day Celebration at the Embassy. Joint performance with the Royal Military College Band on its 50th anniversary. By invitation only.

 

• Friday, 3 August 2018. 12pm sharp.

Joint performance with the Royal Military College Band. Australian War Memorial, Poppy's Café forecourt, Treloar Crescent, Campbell. Outdoor event. Free public concert, no tickets necessary.

 

Sydney

 

• Sunday, 5 August 2018. 11.30am - 5pm.

Joint performance with the Royal Australian Navy Band/Australian Army Band. Swiss National Day celebration at Castle Hill Showground, Education and Federation Pavilion, 131Z Showground Road, Castle Hill, organised by the Swiss Yodlers of Sydney and the Swiss Folks Dance Group Alpegruess. For more information please check the website. Booking online essential.

 

Melbourne

 

• Monday, 6 August 2018. 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Private members only event at the Swiss Club of Victoria to welcome the members of the Swiss Military Small Band.  Joint performance with the Australian Army Band. Limited tickets available. Booking online via email invitation essential.

 

• Wednesday, 8 August 2018. 12pm - 1pm.

Joint performance with the Australian Air Force Band. Federation Square. Free public concert, no tickets necessary.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Please check the websites of the Swiss Embassies in Wellington and Canberra, of the Consulate General in Sydney or  Swissarmyband.org. You can also follow us on Facebook for updates on the events.