Town Hall 4

Christchurch Town Hall

We Are Back In Town…
The Cancer Society is thrilled to announce we are holding our 30th Cancer Society Ball on Saturday 25th May 2019 in the newly refurbished Christchurch Town Hall.
We hope you are able to join us this year for an evening of dancing and fine dining in an all-new spectacular ballroom.


New Zealand Army Band

We are delighted to have the amazing New Zealand Army Band as the 2019 entertainment. 

If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing them perform already, below is some information about them. 

The New Zealand Army Band is New Zealand’s only professional brass band. It has garnered a reputation as a highly versatile and innovative musical ensemble and earnt international recognition as one of the finest marching bands in the world.

Over the past five decades the New Zealand Army Band has toured internationally; performing entertaining displays of music and movement which incorporate unique choreography, humour and intricate drill manoeuvres not normally associated with marching musicians. The unit’s travels have included performances in England, Scotland, Australia, the United States of America, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Tonga, Israel, and Vanuatu.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been a particularly popular destination with the band attending in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2013 and 2016, as well as participation in the antipodean performances when the tattoo was staged in New Zealand in 2000, Australia in 2005 and 2010 and both New Zealand and Australia in 2016. During their attendance at the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo the band gained worldwide media acclaim for their performances and were awarded the Pooley Broadsword; awarded to the individual or contingent judged by the cast to have made the greatest contribution to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It was also the New Zealand Army Band’s great honour to participate in Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012 and the 90th Birthday Celebration in 2016 at Windsor Castle. This travelogue has allowed the New Zealand Army Band to represent the New Zealand Defence Force and promote New Zealand to audiences throughout the world.

Always ready to accept new challenges the New Zealand Army Band has performed at arts festival, sport fixtures, educational institutes, orchestral and jazz band concerts, carnivals, pageants and tattoos around the globe.

When not touring domestically or internationally the band is based at Burnham Military Camp in the South Island maintaining their international reputation with a rigorous regime of music and drill rehearsal.