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. 

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

9.00am    Rehearsal

10.30am    Morning Tea break

11.00am    Rehearsal

12.30pm    Lunch – at own cost or BYO – places in driving distance

2.00pm    Rehearsal

3.30pm    Afternoon Tea break

4.00pm    Rehearsal

6.00pm    Finish

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.