Band Weekend General Information

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 afternoon after a concert.

Band Weekends have been held in Auckland, Katikati, Hamilton, Whangarei.  

HOSTING BAND WEEKENDS:  If you’d like to give back to the band community, why not host a Band Weekend. You choose the date, find a venue and percussion, provide people power for setting up, put on snacks (a budget is provided) and advertise the concert.  NZCBA will do all advertising for participants, registration, finances.  Contact us on

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

Cost for the weekend is about $60: This includes morning and afternoon teas.

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.

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

Friday           7- 9pm         Get set up and play through music

Saturday        9am to 12.30pm         Rehearse

12.30pm                      Lunch

1.30- 5pm                    Rehearsal

5.30pm                        Dinner

7.30pm -9pm              Rehearsal

Sunday         9am – 11:30am            Rehearsal

11.30- 1pm    Lunch/Free time

2-3 pm                  Concert – black & white dress code