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A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

- 160 – Half of us

- 160 – Half of us performed with the Ceremonial Band and the other half with the Big Band. Add to this a few combined performances with the Rock Band element to the Royal Australian Navy Band being involved in about 20 performances during its Hawaiian visit. Work for the Ceremonial Ensemble included a number of Change of Command Ceremonies for ships including the USS Chosin, the submarine USS Los Angeles (of Hunt for Red October fame and the oldest nuclear submarine in the fleet) and a number of shore establishments for the Navy and the United States Coast Guard. The PACFLEET Band really enjoyed the opportunity to have members of the Royal Australian Navy Band sit in and perform with them. In particular, Leading Seaman Daniel Sponiar, Able Seaman Vladimir Shvetsov and Able Seaman Dana Moran, these members performed a number of solos and also had charts selected to feature them. In full group rehearsals, these members helped pass on and improve the improvisation and stylistic skills of the PACFLEET Band. Performance highlights for the Big Band included playing before the 4 th July Fireworks at Honolulu, Sunset on the Beach at Waikiki and the Haliewa Arts Festival on the North Shore. It was not all hard work and no play though. Our routine still allowed us to get out and about and see the sights of Hawaii. The night life of Waikiki, the views from Diamond Head, the sombre atmosphere of Punch Bowl Cemetery and Memorial for the War in the Pacific, snorkelling amongst the coral reefs, fish and turtles of Hanama Bay and the North Shore and of course surfing at the home of surfing. The most enjoyable facet of our visit to Hawaii was the hospitality shown to us by our hosts, the members of the US Navy’s’ Pacific Fleet Band. At all times they made sure that we knew all the best places to go and provided plenty of after hours social opportunities in their own homes. Eventually it came time to depart Hawaii, procedure Alpha to farewell Pearl Harbor. For the voyage to Vanuatu the musicians performed at a steel deck BBQ and was a major part of the ship’s concert. However, the most important event was the appointment made on our way to Hawaii with King Neptune! Seven bandy Polliwogs were presented before the King and paid their respects. Our Port Visit to Vanuatu began the same as Pearl Harbor, a Cocktail Party and Ceremonial Sunset with the Prime Minister of Vanuatu in attendance. The Jazz group had a performance on stage in a park that was well-received. Able Seaman Matthew Capper, Able Seaman Steve Foxe and Able Seaman Penny Charles are to be congratulated for assisting with a charity project the ship was involved in. This consisted of building new rooms and making improvements to a hospital and chapel. On Wednesday 16 August 2006 the ship got back into Sydney, although it was a fairly short deployment we were all ready to be home and spend time with their friends and family. During this short deployment, members of the Royal Australian Navy Band demonstrated their ability to be flexible and adapt to changing routines in order to provide the most public relations value to the Navy and Australia Aloha and Mahalo Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

- 161 – RAN BAND NEWS EDITION NUMBER 10 30 JUNE 2007 FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK Welcome to another edition of RAN Band News. Contained in this edition are numerous articles that continue to tell the story of Where We Have Been. I was particularly moved, and hope that you will also be, to read the stories from the recent ANZAC Pilgrimage. We now have 27 people still serving who have, over the past three years, enjoyed the opportunity to participate in such a memorable deployment. This edition also confirms the very high level of integration being achieved between our permanent and reserve musicians. On ANZAC Day I marched through the streets of Brisbane with the Queensland detachment: something that I did 30 years earlier when I served as a young member of the then Queensland Port Division Band. I felt very comfortable and proud to once again find myself marching ABLE SEAMAN HANSCH PLAYS THE LAST POST AT GALLIPOLI with my colleagues from Queensland: a group that plays a very important and effective role in keeping Navy’s image constant in and around Southeast Queensland. I was also pleased to be in attendance with the South Australian detachment earlier in the year when each member received a Unit Commendation from the Commanding Officer, Commander Andrew Jackman: their work in South Australia has also been constant and highly effective. Commander Jackman also presented Chief Petty Officer Doug Antonoff with a Commendation from the Australian Navy Systems Commander, Commodore Peter Jones, for his exceptional work developing RAN Band capability within the South Australian detachment: 10 percent of our permanent people now proudly wear a Flag Officer Commendation. The stories in this edition, and our previous editions, certainly demonstrate that the band has travelled far and wide both within Australia and beyond. For example, during the last 12 months the Navy Band has undertaken 129 tasks in 66 towns outside of capital centres, and our musicians have also been seen in Brunei, Hawaii and Vanuatu, throughout New Zealand, in Beijing and on the shores of Gallipoli. Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

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