Concert Band Weekends are for musicians of any age, playing level at grade 3 to 4 concert band music/grade 5 exams. Indulge in three days of music making with a musical director who is famous in New Zealand. Cost is kept to $60 which includes snacks. Each weekend starts on Friday at 7pm and ends on Sunday after an early afternoon concert.
June 14 – 15 – 16 in Birkenhead, Auckland
Peter Thomas is a New Zealand based conductor and music educator. He is Music Director and conductor of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and Head of Music at Epsom Girls Grammar School. Peter has conducted many bands and orchestras, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Youth Orchestra, St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Wind Orchestra and West Michigan University Symphonic Band. Though his repertoire is broad, he feels a particular affinity with Romantic and 20th century works and is particularly passionate about performing new music. Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Auckland sometime last century. As a music educator he inspires his students to strive for excellence, but have fun while doing it – a philosophy which he extends to many other walks of life. His other activities include contract work for NZQA, occasional radio and TV appearances, and directing Remuera Music School.
October 4 – 5 – 6 in Christchurch MD to be advised
Registrations will open about six weeks before each event