Royal visit

Local students were entertained by the Royal Australian Navy Band of Tasmania during the band’s visit to Smithton High School on Friday.

The Royal Australian Navy Band of Tasmania was in Smithton last week performing for local schools. Smithton High School grade 10 student Jess Harrisson shares the experience with Chronicle readers.

The Royal Australian Navy Band of Tasmania was welcomed to Smithton High School’s new gymnasium on Friday to perform a number of songs and musical items for Circular Head students. 

The band was led by Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham along with 12 musicians, all with expertise in playing various instruments. 

Chief Petty Officer Ham and his fellow musicians played three sessions over the course of the school day for Smithton High School, Circular Head Christian School and Smithton, Redpa, Forest and Stanley primary schools.

The performances were very well received by the audience with many students singing along. 

Overall, the band was a huge success being thoroughly enjoyed not only by students, but by staff members as well. 

To top off the incredible show, various freebies were given out, proven to be a big hit among the younger students. 

It was a great way for our new school gymnasium to be showcased and we would gladly welcome the band back to our school community in the future.

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