NOTICES: New President, NZYSW, Membership

Annual General Meeting 2023

The 2023 NZCBA Annual General Meeting was held at 10:00 am on Saturday 30 September, via MS Teams.  The business of the meeting was be to:

  • receive the annual reports on the affairs of the society, including the financial report; and
  • elect officers to the vacant positions on the Executive Committee.

We have elected Richard Breed as President of NZCBA.

At this point it is appropriate to acknowledge and thank Anthony Yelavich who served at as President since 2021. He has achieved significant milestones, especially in constitutional reform. Our new constitution should guide the Association for decades to come. It is transparent and direct, and complies with all new legislation. Anthony lead the Association with a calm and considered manner, using his love of music making and knowledge of corporate law to make sensible and positive decisions. Thank you, Anthony, for your guidance and service. Go well in your future work over in UK, but please come back!

NZYSW: What’s On?

Check out what we got up to in January:

Listen to our feature on RNZ here:

Upcoming events:

Meet the talented conductors who will be taking the New Zealand Youth Symphonic Winds Winter Intensive in July, 2024! See our page for more info!

Openings for July 2024 programme

There are a number of positions yet to be filled for this programme! If you play any of the instruments listed below, please consider sending us an audition tape! Click here for more info. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to email us at

  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • F Horn
  • Euphonium
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Tuba


Joining NZCBA 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.