Brand New Virtual Band!
With the postponement of our 2021 activities due to the current lockdown situation in New Zealand, we are sure you are all itching to get back to your community bands and continue to make amazing music. Boy, do we have a solution for you! We are putting together a New Zealand Virtual Concert Band, playing the great NZ march Invercargill by Alex Lithgow.
Our technical whizzes have drummed up a click track for you to record your parts along with – it’s going to be a fantastic creation!
These recordings are due once all of NZ is in Alert Level 2, so get your family, friends, and fellow bandies out recording.
This is the one situation where the bigger the band, the better!
Check out the Virtual Band page for all the details, instructions, and sheet music.
Notice of AGM
The New Zealand Concert Bands Association Annual General Meeting will be held on October 31 2021 at 3 – 4pm. More information to follow – we’ll update this page as soon as new information is available.
The meeting will be held as much in person as Covid-19 Alert Levels allow, and will be accessible at the following Zoom link at the same time – for security we’ll put the meeting ID and Password up on the day of the AGM: https://auckland.zoom.us/j/96526388220?pwd=Rk03elhrYTV4Y2ZVY1ZCcTBFd2ZvUT09
If you are part of a NZCBA Member Band, we recommend attending the AGM – this is your biggest chance to have a say in the direction that concert banding in New Zealand takes, and to elect representatives to the NZCBA Executive.
For full details on the AGM, please visit the AGM 2021 page on the website (under the ‘About NZCBA’ heading).
Conductor’s Workshop and Band Weekend
Due to Covid-19 lockdowns in New Zealand – and particularly Auckland – both the Conductor’s Workshop with Dr. Kevin Cameron, and the Band weekend have been postponed. Band Weekend will take place on October 7 – 9 2022 in Katikati, while the Conductor’s Workshop will take place in 2022 also.
Thanks for your patience and understanding and watch this space – we are committed to safely sharing concert band activities here in New Zealand.
Festival – That’s a Wrap!
That’s a wrap for festival! Festival was held in Napier on July 31 and showcased a ton of fantastic performances by bands all around New Zealand, as well as many fine solos and ensembles from within the bands.
A huge thanks to Napier Technical Memorial Band and Michelle Dunstall for hosting Festival; and thanks to our adjudicators Vincent Hardaker, Jono Palmer, Rebecca Steel, Grant Myhill, Michael Costeleoe, and Nick Walsh.
Check back soon on our YouTube channel for videos from Festival 2021.
Lastly, an admin note: we always want to improve what we do: band contacts have received a festival feedback form by email, also linked below – can you please fill this in so that we can make Festival 2022 even more spectacular than Festival 2021!
https://forms.office.com/r/qjxNCU2fuB is the link to the feedback form.
Thanks so much for the hard work you put in to share wonderful music at Festival!
Festival 2022 will be held on August 5-7 – see you there!