Concert Band Weekend 2020 Oct 2-4 Whangarei

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 a concert.

 NZCBA Band Weekend 2020     Whangarei October 2 – 4

[This is in the middle weekend of the October school holidays]

Venue: Old Library on Rust Avenue Venue is walking distance to restaurants, accommodation and the town centre.

Who: Players of wind, brass, bass guitar and percussion are welcome to register. This weekend brings to together people of all ages from all over New Zealand who share a love of playing concert band music.

Playing level required: Concert Band Weekend is for players at grade 3 to 4 band music level eg about grade 5+ in exams.   You’ll meet on Friday evening, rehearse throughout the weekend, share a dinner & brunch together, and present a concert at 5pm on Sunday evening. You’ll play music, meet new music friends, confirm friendships with old friends, and have a wonderful weekend working with our MD, TBA.

Copies of music parts to be played during the weekend will be available on a google drive in early September for all those who have registered and paid.  (This to be confirmed)

Cost for the weekend is $60. This includes morning and afternoon teas. Please pay by mid September to NZCBA bank account. 03-0642-0745055-002 (or 02) [ Include your Initial & Last Name, your Instrument   eg V. Loud Tuba

Please note: family concessions can be arranged as can student prices.  We’d rather have you there than have you miss out due to funds.

The Band Weekend 2020 is run under the auspices of the NZCBA, hosted by Whangarei Youth Music

WYM Website:

Band Weekend Schedule (this may be subject to slight changes)

Friday October  2         7- 9pm         Registration and play through music

Saturday October 3       9am to 12.30pm         Rehearse

12.30pm                      Lunch

1.30- 5pm                    Rehearsal

5.30pm                        Dinner

7.30pm -9pm              Rehearsal

Sunday October 4          9am – 11:30am            Rehearsal

11.30- 1pm    Lunch/Free time

2-3 pm                  Concert – black & white dress code

Register now!