The Faces of Festival 2016

RNZAF musician Laura Brown, pictured here with her parents, was delighted to perform at Festival.

“This is such a special picture because I’ve grown up with the NZCBA Festival, or “band camp” as we used to dub it, being my favourite part of every year. To come back this year where festival is finally in my hometown and play as part of the Air Force band (who I have grown up aspiring to be in) with my mum organising the whole festival was just such a special weekend.”

Special thanks to Cathy for all her hard work organising Festival!

The University of Auckland sax quartet, “Casual Sax”, give a riveting performance.
 The NZYSW lunchtime performance. The musicians coped beautifully with the unexpected venue – with no power to the venue, they had to play in the foyer.
 NZYSW lunchtime performance.
NZYSW performing at the evening prizegiving.
 Manukau Concert Band’s Musical Director, Tom Chester, and alto saxophone player Nicola Thomas celebrate winning the inaugural Competition Category.
 Other members of Manukau Concert Band were pretty happy, too!
Baradene Concert Band, directed by Mary Lin, received a Bronze award.
Three of our adjudicators, Byron Newton, Simon Brew, and Rich Roberts.
Concord Symphonic Band, directed by John Snowling, received a silver award.
Members of the University of Auckland Concert Band relax after prizegiving.