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A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

- 232 – 4 TH CHINA

- 232 – 4 TH CHINA NANCHANG INTERNATIONAL TATTOO Article by Leading Seaman Daniel McMahon During October, 51 band members were fortunate to be selected to visit Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province in inland China. It was the third overseas trip for many in the Navy Band this year, and it was an amazing travel experience for us all. The band was invited to participate in the 4th China Nanchang International Tattoo, as a result of links forged between the Director of Music of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army - Navy (PLA- N) Band and our own Director of Music, Commander Phillip Anderson. These links have been forged during visits to Australia by Chinese Navy vessels carrying bands. Along with the O’Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers from Victoria and the New Zealand Air Force Band, we represented our region in the Tattoo in which 17 bands and groups from around the world participated. Some of the other groups included the Tongan Royal Corps of Musicians, the Russian Frontier Guard Band, Chinese PLA Military Bands, Phranakhon Drum and Bugle Corps from Thailand, and our French friends from the Versailles Transmission Band. Altogether there were 2,500 participants in what was truly an International Tattoo. As with any tattoo the performances were a spectacle of colour, music and movement as each group represented its own culture with precision displays born of many hours of rehearsal. After a 14 hour door-to-door plane trip from Sydney through Guangzhou (Canton) airport, we settled in at the Treasure Palace Hotel in Nanchang. This very comfortable five star hotel along with our air fares were generously paid for by the Tattoo Organising Committee. Our first engagement was a joint concert with the Chinese PLA-N Band in the Nanchang Radio and Television Center, for which we performed as a wind orchestra. Able Seaman Damian Dowd joined with the PLA-N band vocalist to sing the beautiful traditional Chinese song Azalea, Able Seaman Svetlana Yaroslavskaya performed the haunting flute solo Home Away From Home and the O’Shea Ryan Irish Dancers whose ages ranged from eight to eighty highlighted Celtic origins of many of Australia’s population. The tattoo was held in conjunction with the Nanchang National City athletic games, held in the newly completed ‘birds nest’ International Sports Stadium. This single event was attended by thousands and broadcast by Hong Kong TV to millions of people! Our band’s involvement in the tattoo included our fanfare trumpeters performing in the opening sequence, our individual band marching display, then a massed band finale. The band’s marching performance closely resembled the routines we had honed in the United Arab Emirates and Brunei earlier in the year: This consisted of formation displays during The Alert march, bugle calls and Beat to Quarters, a newly-formed Semaphore Pty spelling out the words ‘Nanchang, Hero City’, Cheer Ship by the Director and the ever-popular fanfare, chorale, jazz and parade versions of Waltzing Matilda. We then performed as a massed band during a wreath laying at the August 1 st 1927 Nanchang Uprising Monument in Ba Yi Square. Military music has always been important in Nanchang and this was nobly demonstrated at this service, playing Chinese anthems and marching songs of the Motherland to the applause of many people in the square. We followed this by one of the longer street marches in recent times – 2.5 kilometres down Zhongshan Lu to the former Communist Party Headquarters building. It was quite an energetic morning marching session! The parade route was lined with many thousands of citizens who showed great appreciation and support for the parade. We found many cultural experiences in downtown Nanchang during our time off, including some wild local driving! Taxi trips into town were like rollercoaster rides which saw us dodging pedestrians, buses, motorbikes and chickens, often missing other road users by inches! There was plenty to explore, and armed with some basic Mandarin we saw a lot of sights. Some of us went to the Youmin Buddhist Temple in which was a giant statue of Guanyin, the Chinese goddess of mercy. Bayi Park was pretty with its lakes and gardens and outdoor ballroom dancing lessons in progress. Shengjin Pagoda and temple was quiet and peaceful and the 1,000 year old Anyi villages in the Nanchang countryside were amazing. Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

- 233 – We were all struck by the apparent inequality of living conditions and the seemingly uneven distribution of wealth in Communist China, as well as the complete absence of westerners on the streets. We felt we were something of a curiosity! Nanchang has a fascinating military and social history, becoming one of the earliest bases of the Chinese Communist Party in the 1920s with a much-honoured uprising of the Communists against the Kuomintang, creating the People’s Liberation Army and we tried to absorb some of this political history in the Uprising Museum. Those who ventured away from the hotel restaurant came back with many culinary tales to tell, eating, seeing and smelling foods we had never come across before in the restaurants and amongst the street sellers in the markets. Plunging into the all-consuming sensory experience of the Chinese markets was fantastic. Along with spicy local chilli noodles, black fungus and dumplings, some of us experienced turtle and pigeon chilli stir-fry, a wok of bullfrogs, and the freshest chicken one could ask for...straight from cage, to stove, to table! The unfortunate lost-in-translation ‘Chinglish’ on the menus in some local restaurants gave rise to much humour – wonderful food but with some very amusing names! Some of our favourites were ‘sizzling cowboy bone’ and ‘health speculation Guangdong vegetables’! And just what exactly is ‘peasant beans bubble of burning flesh’?? The final performance of the tattoo was in the courtyard of Tengwang Pavilion, first built about 2,000 years ago on the banks of the Gan River. What a spectacularly memorable final gig! Our performance was warmly received by the large audience, who gave an exceptionally rousing applause when Commander Anderson gave three cheers for Nanchang, Hero City of China in Chinese. It concluded with an amazing ten minute firework display right above our heads, and many band members said it was one of the most unforgettable performances ever. Our performances in China were carried out with a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm, which showcased the Navy Band’s capability to the world. It was an honour for us to be involved with bands from China and around the world, and the large audiences at the performances always warmly appreciated us. For several band members this was their first overseas trip with the band; for others it was a revisit to China – but for all of us it was a memorable time and a great final overseas trip for 2011. OPERATION RESOLUTE – TRANSIT SECURITY ELEMENT ROTATION 62 Article by Able Seaman Musician David Coit and Able Seaman Musician Dayne Grindley As part of the Australian Defence Force’s continuing efforts in border protection, we volunteered earlier this year for a temporary role as members of the Transit Security Element (TSE) team in Darwin. This deployment was five months in total, consisting of a training element of two months and a force assignment of three months. The TSE role has been ongoing since the tasking of Operation Resolute began in 2006, although has previously been undertaken by members of the Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force. Earlier in 2011, naval high command announced that the RAN would participate in a two year trial that would relieve the Army and Air Force of these duties, and see Navy personnel take control of the role. Operation Resolute is a tri-service operation (controlled by Joint Task Force 639) ensuring that the northern borders of Australia including Christmas Island, Ashmore Island and Reef, Cocos Islands and the Tiwi Islands remain patrolled and protected, and that foreign threats are identified and apprehended before they are able to make landfall. Currently the operation includes seven Armidale class patrol boats at sea at any one time, an RAAF Orion P3 and Customs aircraft patrolling the northern borders, a TSE of 20-36 personnel, Army Regional Force Surveillance members, several Customs sea-going platforms and RAN major fleet units on standby for supplementary tasks. The TSE role is vital in the operation, and relieves regular sea going personnel of duties when a Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel (SIEV) carrying potential asylum seekers or illegal fishing boat is apprehended in Australian waters. Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

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    A MUSICAL VOYAGE REPORT OF PROCEEDI

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    - 1 - CONTENTS Royal Australian Nav

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    - 13 - CHAPTER 2 ASHORE AND AFLOAT

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    - 15 - On 5 August 1914, after war

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    - 17 - The 2005 deployment to the S

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    Bibliography - 29 - • Review the

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    - 39 - COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS COSTS

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    STAGE ONE 90th Anniversary and ANZA

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    Incidentals Equipment - 51 - Royal

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    Event Manager (Front of House) Mana

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