Events & Tourism

Grab your free ticket for musical journey through time

Published: 06 Mar 2020 3:26pm

The Australian Army Band Kapooka is ready to take you on a journey through our city’s history as part of Wagga Wagga City Council’s 150-year anniversary celebrations.

The band will perform two free concerts at the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre on Wednesday 11 March at 12pm and 6pm, with a line-up of music through the ages, accompanied by archival footage of our city on the big screen.

Manager Civic Theatre Carissa Campbell said the concerts were a special benefit of living in the region.

“We feel very privileged to host our annual series of free community concerts presented by the Australian Army Band Kapooka,” Ms Campbell said.

“I think it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have the band right on our doorstep. Their talent is world-class, and we get to enjoy it for free.”

Conducted by the band’s new music director, Major Michael de Jonge, the concerts promise to be brilliant entertainment from the full-time military band.

“This will be Major Michael de Jonge’s first concert at the theatre – what a fantastic show to kick off with. And special guest artist Peter J Casey will be singing the Wagga-famous Bunnings Roundabout song at the Mayor’s request,” Ms Campbell said.

The concerts will include rarely seen footage of Wagga gathered from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, the Charles Sturt University Regional Archives, Museum of the Riverina and Prime Television.

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