Tauraroa Area School Concert Band. Ko Tangihua Te Manga, Ko Tauraroa Te Awa. South west of Whangarei, nestled in the green meadows at the base of bush covered Tangihua Mountains, close by the sparkling Tauraroa River lies Tauraroa Area School. If you visit the school any Wednesday you will hear the tuneful sounds of flutes, clarinets, trumpets and saxophones carrying across the farmland as the Tauraroa Concert Band practices under the watchful eye of Musical Director Kathleen Mulligan. This school understands the benefit of music making to the well being of its students with a well stocked library, growing inventory of instruments, great practise rooms and very supportive HOD and principal. TAS.... a great little school, with a great little concert band!