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Festival 2022 – That’s a Wrap!

Festival 2022 is done and dusted! A huge thanks to Waikato Schools Symphonic Band for hosting the Festival, and congratulations to all bands who were involved – there was some fantastic playing across the board, and we’re super excited to look forward to Festival 2023.

Check out the videos at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3iRyBAukIKxkweBx1q-v-t9nfxa6bIdP.

Photos will be available shortly – digital downloads are free, and you can purchase prints or framed photos.

Newsletter – July 2022

Membership

Joining NZCBA for 2022 is free! We encourage all bands, be they community, youth, or school bands, to sign up and become members. It benefits NZCBA by helping to keep our band and contact information up to date, and benefits your band by helping us to keep you informed about NZCBA events and activities. Members also have voting rights at the AGM which gives you a say in the future of the organisation.

Click here to become an NZCBA member.

Community Outreach

Band Weekend October 7 – 9 2022 in Katikati.

This is a fun all-comers weekend.  Katikati Concert Band is hosting us in a weekend of music making.  Difficulty is grade 3 to 4 concert band music.  Grade 5 on your instrument at least is recommended.  The cost for the weekend is $60.  Beth Cohen will be your conductor: she’s full of fun and energy!

Conducting Intensive October 1- 2 2022 in Auckland.

This is an opportunity to improve your conducting skills.  It is suitable for those who are working with bands in schools or communities, from beginner to advanced.  You will select works to conduct West City Concert Band while Kevin Cameron supports your learning.  It will be a remarkable opportunity for conductor development, and the growth of bands they direct. It is rare to find opportunity for feedback of this calibre – absolutely invaluable for any conductor. 

Note that this has been postponed three times now, but it is going to happen!