The MARFORPAC Band New Zealand Tour - Public concert at Southwards Car Museum, Paraparaumu
Public concert at Southwards Car Museum, Paraparaumu.

The U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band (or MARFORPAC) is based in Hawaii and has been around since 1918. The band is made up of 50 highly trained Marines from across the USA and travels throughout the Pacific region providing music for ceremonies and public concerts. It plays a little bit of everything from military to jazz to rock and is visiting New Zealand to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. forces arriving in New Zealand in 1942.

The U.S. Embassy hosted The MARFORPAC Band in New Zealand last year during the Rugby World Cup, with an overwhelming response from the New Zealand public. You can read more about last year's tour on U.S. Ambassador Huebner's blog (blogs.newzealand.usembassy.gov). A selection of videos can be found on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/usembassynewzealand.

New Zealand Tour Dates:

The MARFORPAC Band will be in New Zealand for the 70th Anniversary of US Forces in NZ. Click the link below is a list of the band's tour schedule:
newzealand.usembassy.gov/marine_band.html
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