2022 band weekends

7 - 9 october 2022 | katikati

Due to Covid-19, the annual 2021 NZCBA Band Weekend has been postponed until October 7-9, 2022.  We understand this is a difficult time and thank you for your patience and understanding.  In the meantime we have a solution for you: head on over to our virtual band!

Band weekend is aimed at musicians working at grade 3/4 band, or about grade 5 in exams. This event starts on the Friday evening, and culminates in the presentation of a concert on the Sunday afternoon. This weekend will involve lots of music making, with friends old and new, and the experience of working with our esteemed MD for the event, Beth Cohen. 

NZCBA would like to thank Mick and Susie Goodall and the Katikati Concert Band for hosting this event.
Additional information can be found here.

our conductor - beth cohen

Beth Cohen holds a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from University of Wisconsin. She worked for over 30 years in New York City where she gained a reputation as an nthusiastic, energetic and dedicated educator and conductor.  She debuted at Carnegie Hall with the Manhattan Philharmonic and has conducted New American Chamber Orchestra, InterSchools Orchestras and Stevens University Orchestra.

Since emigrating to NZ, Beth has conducted and adjudicated throughout Aotearoa. She conducts Christchurch’s Garden City Orchestra and Auckland’s Victorious March Band which earned Gold at NZCBA Festival 2019. She is guest conducting Nelson Symphony Orchestra in September.

She is completing her PhD at University of Canterbury: “Updating the Bernstein model: Engaging audiences with classical music”.

Beth is founder of the non-profit Youth Music Group, and is CEO of educational consulting company Cohen Arts & Education.  More about Beth’s work can be found here.