NZYSW Concerts – July 14 and 15

In a concert to celebrate NZ’s young musicians, NZYSW invite you to two concerts with music inspired by The Winds of Te Taki O Autaki, the music of the Southern Stars. Listen to wonderful music played by 40 students (14-18), some very brightest rising stars that we’ve brought together from all over Aotearoa New Zealand in a youth development weekend, culminating in two free public concerts.

The first takes place at Papa Hou, 12 Hereford street Christchurch on Thursday 14th July and
the second takes at Tūranga, the city library, Cathedral Square on Friday July 15th.

Come join us and be inspired for a great celebration of musical talent.

Newsletter – May 2022


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.

NZCBA Festival 2022 – Hamilton

We are delighted to confirm that Festival 2022 is going ahead as planned on Aug 6th-7th. The venue is the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at The University of Waikato and the host band is Waikato Schools Symphonic Band. 

Please click on this link to the Festival 2022 page for more information and for festival entry registrations.

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.  

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 development in an area it is hard to find feedback of this calibre – absolutely invaluable for any conductor. 

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