Hosted by Mick and Susie Goodall and Katikati College.
Band Weekend is for players at grade 3 to 4 band music level eg about grade 5 in exams. You’ll meet Friday evening, rehearsing throughout the weekend, having a dinner together, and presenting a concert on Sunday afternoon. You’ll play music, meet new music friends, confirm friendships with old friends, and have wonderful weekend working with our MD, Chad Davenport.
Cost for the weekend is $60. This includes morning and afternoon teas. Please pay to 03-0642-0745055-002 (or 02) using your Initial/Last Name and Instrument to identify yourself.
Schedule (subject to change)
Friday October 12 7pm to 9pm
Saturday October 13 9am to 5pm. Dinner (optional) from 7pm
Sunday 9am to Noon. Concert at 2pm.
Chad Davenport has been the Musical Director of West City Concert Band since 2014. Chad grew up in the American band scene near Atlanta, Georgia and received a BA Music Education from Anderson University (Indiana). He spent several years co-directing a flourishing band programme at Smitha Middle School and worked alongside some of the finest high school programmes in Georgia, Indiana and California before moving to New Zealand in 2001. Besides his experience as a Music HOD at Liston College (Henderson), Chad has helped to start several band programmes in west Auckland. He currently teaches woodwinds and percussion, and conducts seven intermediate and high school bands. He also plays saxophone in the West City Sax Quartet and West City Jazz Orchestra. Chad is passionate about creating opportunities for people to make music together and helping people reach their full potential. He also enjoys creating innovative performances that connect with audiences.
Outside the realm of music, Chad can often be found working in the garden, tramping or setting off on a sightseeing adventure with his wife, Diane.