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The Commandos began life as the 'The Revellers' in 1943, and were the resident band at the ANA Dance Hall (later the Ballroom Astoria, then George Street Ballroom). They disbanded in 1960. Band members included: Alan Jordan, Master of Ceremonies, Vocals; Jonny Shearer, 2nd trumpet; Attie Newth, 1st trumpet; Wally Hewitt, trombone; Burt Newth, 1st alto saxophone; Henry Prince, 2nd clarinet; George Mann, tenor clarinet; Arthur Burt. Max Jordan was also involved with band.

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2007N_Mus17_GRO_1085
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Commandos band, Army, Navy and Airforce Dance Hall, George Street
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CA: Jordan Papers
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George Street, Palmerston North
Date
1948

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