ANZAC Day Retreat Ceremony
Wednesday 25 April, 2012,
Te Papa Plaza, by the flagpoles
Mark the close of ANZAC Day with the Regimental Band of the 7th Wellington (City of Wellington’s Own) and Hawke’s Bay Battalion, RNZIR.
The retreat ceremony is a centuries-old military ceremony that signals the end of official duty for the day and pays respect to the flag.
The band performs at Te Papa with the kind permission of the Commanding Officer 7th Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Harker.
About the Regimental Band of the 7th Battalion
The Regimental Band of the 7th Wellington (City of Wellington’s Own) and Hawke’s Bay Battalion, RNZIR, has its origins in a naval reservist band disbanded in 1933. It is made up of Army Reserves and is based at Trentham.
As a military band, the Regimental Band of the 7th Battalion is the only band in the NZ Army to include woodwind instruments such as piccolos, flutes, saxophones, and clarinets as well as brass.
The band has performed at parades throughout New Zealand as well as in Sydney, Fiji, and Bougainville. Warrant Officer Class One John Hinton is the band’s In Charge and Drum Major and Lance Corporal Rick Henderson is Band Master.