NZCBA Band Weekend Information
May 5 to 7, 2017 in New Plymouth, hosted by The Great Taranaki Steam Band
NZCBA Band Weekend is an ongoing initiative, previously Senior Band. The new name reflects the weekend as an event for all musicians, regardless of age, but about grade 3 wind band level. Encouragement, success, musical satisfaction and friendship are the key objectives.
The music will be concert band grade 3 to grade 3.5 with maybe a grade 4.
All ages encouraged to meet as a musical community to share our love of playing. Please note that no chaperones will be provided by NZCBA or the host band, The Great Taranaki Steam Band.
Dr Errol Moore, the Dunedin based educator, musician, conductor will be your Musical Director.
Cost is $60 which includes morning and afternoon tea. We’d miss you if If this was a financial burden, please contact Kathleen and we’ll do what we can so you can attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue for rehearsals is Francis Douglas Memorial College at 201 Tukapa St, New Plymouth. With thanks to Jane Connolly.
Venue for concert at 2pm Sunday is New Plymouth Bible Chapel, 50 Vivian Street
Friday – 5th May 2017
7.00 – 9:00pm Assemble for music handout & first run through
Saturday – 6th May 2017
10.30am Morning Tea break
12.30pm Lunch – at own cost or BYO – places in driving distance
3.30pm Afternoon Tea break
7.00pm Our host band will make reservations at a reasonably priced restaurant for those keen to make new friends, and catch up with old ones. Let us know on the registration form if you’re keen. We’ll do a final check the week of the event to secure numbers.
Sunday – 7th May 2017
9.00am Band Rehearsal: break at 10:15 or so
11:30am Break to organise concert and have lunch
2.00pm Public Concert -New Plymouth Bible Chapel, 50 Vivian Street,
Note that participants should be able to depart the venue about 3:30pm.
Concert Uniform – Black and White: not too fancy…just tidy.