On June 12, 1942 the U.S. Marines entered Auckland and on June 14, 1942 they landed at Wellington in support of the New Zealanders against the forces of Japan. In remembrance of that event the Old St. Paul's Cathedral sponsored the U.S. Marine Forces Pacific Band to do a performance at the church.
In this picture the marines are singing "There is Nothing Like a Dame"
The performance lasted about an hour and a half and the members were very energetic and very talented. They had two conductors and they were amazing to watch their motions while leading the orchestra.