Captivating performance in store for field day visitors

A mobile acoustic ensemble from the Australian Army Band Kapooka will entertain field day visitors on opening day.

Henty Machinery Field Days visitors will be entertained by a mobile acoustic ensemble from the Australian Army Band Kapooka on opening day.

The musicians will perform at The Stump on Tuesday, September 18, at 10.30am as a prelude to the official opening and again during the lunch break.

Known as the “Pep’’ band, members will perform a wide range of popular songs in a highly captivating performance.

The Australian Army Band Kapooka can also form various smaller ensembles to cater for a wide range of musical genres.

The full band is kept busy performing its primary role of supporting the Army Recruit Training Centre at march out parades and other functions within the Kapooka Military Area.

The band also provides support to various charity organisations and communities within the Riverina.

In particular, the band performs a series of Music at Midday concerts in Wagga, the final concert in the annual Twilight by the Lagoon concert series and the Wagga Wagga Christmas spectacular.

In 2009, the band was granted freedom of Entry to the City of Wagga to commemorate 56 years of dedicated and distinguished service to the city and the Riverina.

This privilege is regarded as the highest compliment offered to a military unit by a civilian organisation or community.

The band has also represented Australia overseas in various locations including Papua new Guinea, East Timor, Bouganville, Japan and Tonga.