The Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918
[The Anzac Mounted Division Band...]
The Anzac Mounted Division Band is as popular as a moving picture show. It has played at sports-meetings, concerts, in hos-pitals, and so forth. The music rendered is of a high order including grand and comic opera, overtures, marches, and the best ragtime pieces. The Band, of course, makes many peregrinations, and when the advance guard moves out, the transport is a "Jacko" G. S. wagon, drawn by two mules. The latter, be it understood, though they are pretty good at solos and choruses, especially about tucker time, do not contribute to the musical programmes; their job is to haul the Band along bumpy roads and through sandy wastes. Often the mules get a move on, and then the Boys have to cling to the wagon and their instruments, too. The bandsmen ride on white donkeys and play formed up in sections, trombone and brasses to the front. The O.C., in the lead, rides a horse, and the two drummers on foot, come next.