31 Aug 2013

Army band awarded top prize at Edinburgh tattoo

6:19 am on 31 August 2013

The New Zealand Army Band has been awarded the top prize for their recent performances at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland.

The band performed throughout the three- week festival .

It received the Pooley Broadsword prize which is presented each year to the top item, band or dance group that maintains consistently high performances at the tattoo.

Band director Major Graham Hickman said the prize is a great honour.

He described the band's display as uniquely Kiwi, with lots of variety and entertainment.

The band performed to more 200,000 people and to an estimated international television audience of 100 million people.