Festival 2018 – Wellington

Hosted by Wellington Symphonic Bands, NZCBA Festival 2018 Wellington was August 17 – 19, 2018.

We are delighted to be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.

Awards

Special Awards

Spirit of the Festival

  • Lincoln Primary School

Robert Lutt Trophy for Best Performance of a Piece by a Band

  • Victoria University Band (Suite Francais, by Darius Milhaud)

Competition Category:

  • 2nd Place: Macleans College Senior Concert Band
  • 3rd Place: North Shore Youth Symphonic Winds

Robert Lutt Annual Concert Band Award for Outstanding Festival Band

 

  • West City Concert Band

 

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band Award for 1st place Competition Category

  • West City Concert Band

 

Bands

 

Bay Cities’ Symphonic Band  Silver
Capital City Wind Band  Silver
Christchurch Friday Youth Band  Bronze
Concord Symphonic Band  Silver
Diocesan School for Girls – Junior High School Concert Band  Silver
Diocesan Senior Concert Band  Silver
Gisborne Concert Band  Bronze
Lincoln Primary School Concert Band  Gold
Lindisfarne Concord Concert Band  Bronze
Macleans Concert Band  Gold
Macleans Symphonic Band  Bronze
Manukau Academy Concert Band  Bronze
Manukau Concert Band  Silver
Napier Technical Memorial Band  Bronze
New Plymouth Boys’ and New Plymouth Girls’ High Combined Concert Band  Bronze
North Shore Youth Symphonic Wind Band  Gold
Orewa College Concert Band  Silver
Palmerston North Boys’ High School Concert Band  Bronze
Sacred Heart College Premier Concert Band  Bronze
SGINZ Victorious March Band  Bronze
The University of Auckland Concert Band  Gold
Victoria University Band  Gold
Waikato Youth Symphonic Band  Gold
Wellington City Concert Band  Gold
Wellington College & Wellington Girls’ College Combined Concert Band  Bronze
West City Concert Band  Gold

 

Solos

Winner of Solo Categories:

  • School Student: Ashleigh Fraser – Flute – North Shore Youth Symphonic Winds
  • Tertiary Student (equal):
    • Morgan Lacey – Clarinet – Manukau Concert Band
    • Anga  Uasike – Euphonium – North Shore Youth Symphonic Winds
  • Open: Linda Hart Filimoehala – Euphonium – North Shore Youth Symphonic Winds

The R & J Massey Adjudicator’s Award: For an outstanding performance by a soloist

  • Ashleigh Fraser – Flute – North Shore Youth Symphonic Winds

Special Adjudicator Awards for Solos for outstanding musical humour, presentation and playing

  •   Richard Breed – Piccolo Trumpet, playing Queen of the Night by Mozart

Special Adjudicator Awards for Solos for being a great role model

  •   Carolyn Norris – Flute, playing Sweet Child O Mine, by Guns and Roses

 

Palmerston North Boys’ High School Concert Band Joe Inman Gold
Gisborne Concert Band Morgan Kibble Silver
Gisborne Concert Band Eireann Hudner Gold
Gisborne Concert Band Micah Russell Gold
West City Concert Band Richard Breed Gold
West City Concert Band Roberto Nascetti Silver
Christchurch Friday Youth Band Nicolai Didenco Gold
Christchurch Friday Youth Band Abbie Mitchell Silver
Christchurch Friday Youth Band Declan O’Connell Gold
Macleans Concert Band Yuna Otani Silver
Macleans Concert Band Nicholas Ye Gold
Macleans Concert Band David Li Gold
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Ashleigh Fraser Gold
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Matthew Burns Silver
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Esther Park Gold
University of Auckland Alexander Eichelbaum Gold
University of Auckland Richard Paull Silver
University of Auckland Mary Cordery Bronze
West City Concert Band Phillip Anderson Silver
West City Concert Band James Marriott Gold
West City Concert Band Aidan Whyte Gold
Christchurch School of Music Isolde Johnson Gold
Lincoln Primary Peter Croker Gold
Lincoln Primary Andrea Streat Silver
Lincoln Primary Francisco Catanach Gold
Manukau Concert Band Kathryn Stevenson Silver
Manukau Concert Band Morgan Lacey Gold
Manukau Academy Concert Band Carolyn Norris Gold
Napier Technical Memorial Band Hawaikirangi PItman Gold
Napier Technical Memorial Band Christopher Wilson Gold
North Shore Concert Band Rosemary Johnson Silver
North Shore Concert Band Jade Maloyd Silver
North Shore Concert Band Adrienne Wright Silver
Diocesan Senior Concert Band Helen Kim Gold
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Lucy Xu Silver
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Serena Bhindi Silver
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Ella Cochrane Silver
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Lucy Craisaz Bronze
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Grace Field Bronze
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Teresa Gu Silver
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Ella Riley Silver
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Sammy Smith Silver
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Anastasia Sun Bronze
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Hannah Wellington Gold
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Casey Lam Gold
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Jessica Marshall Gold
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Bella-Rose Mountfort Gold
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Petra Damianovich Silver
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Abiah Wang Silver
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Michaella Kim Gold
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Wey Ern Thoo Silver
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Linda Filimoehala Gold
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB Anga Uasike Gold
North Shore Youth Symphonic WB David Paligora Gold

 

Ensembles

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band Award: For an outstanding performance by an ensemble

  • West City Sax Quartet
Palmerston North Boys’ High School Concert Band Sax Attack Silver
Capital City Wind Band Capital City Wind Quintet Bronze
Various Bands Nor’ Westerlies Gold
The University of Auckland Big Band Saxophone Quartet Gold
The University of Auckland Cassidy and Friends NA
North Shore Symphonic Wind Band Flute Ensemble Silver
North Shore Symphonic Wind Band Flute Choir Gold
Manukau Academy Concert Band It’s All In The Genes Silver
Macleans Concert Band Fortissimo Saxes Gold
Macleans Concert Band Perfect Fifth Gold
West City Concert Band West City Horn Quintet Silver
West City Concert Band West City Saxophone Quartet Gold
North Shore Symphonic Wind Vivaldi Ensemble  Silver
Manukau Concert Band Saxamaphones Gold
Manukau Concert Band Curly Curly Straight Straight Silver
Manukau Concert Band Two Broke Trumpets Bronze
Waikato Youth Symphonic Band Clarinet Choir Gold
Gisborne Concert Band Stellar Fourz Silver
Gisborne Concert Band M.E.M.E. Silver
Gisborne Concert Band Percussion Section Bronze
Wellington C&GC Combined Band WC&WGCCB Ensemble ??
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Percussionators Silver
Diocesan Junior Concert Band Trumpet Duet – Portia and Tessa Bronze

 

 


Venue - Victoria University of Wellington

The NZCBA Festival will take place at Victoria University of Wellington: Student Union complex. Band performances are in the Memorial Theatre.  Some activities will be at New Zealand School of Music, walking distance.  This facility is at Kelburn Campus, corner of Salamanca Rd and Kelburn Parade.


Adjudicators

ADJUDICATORS

Paula Crider – Adjudicator of Bands

Paula Crider has an impressive teaching pedigree.  She was the first female in Texas to serve as director of bands at a class 5-A high school; she works with the National Band Association Young Conductor/Mentor Program, Conn-Selmer, and the Midwest Clinic Board; she is a Past President of the National Band Association and American Bandmasters Association. In addition, she is Professor Emerita at The University of Texas, where she was twice awarded for distinguished teaching.

We are very honoured to have her joining us in Wellington.  Read more

David Gallaher – Adjudicator of Bands

David’s musical journey began in the lower half of the South Island. Apart from a brief period in the UK, the majority of his teaching and conducting has been in Christchurch. During this period David directed the Christchurch Youth Symphonic Band and developed Band Programmes in several Christchurch secondary schools. Also in this period David conducted the Woolston Brass Band. The Band enjoyed a period of success not only in contesting but also in undertaking several successful overseas tours and in the production of several recordings. David was instrumental in fostering the commissions of New Zealand works for Band, not only for the Woolston Band but also for the National Band of New Zealand which he directed from 2003-2005. In 2010 David was awarded the MNZM for Services to New Zealand Music. After spending the last seven years leading the music department at St Joseph’s College in Geelong, David is delighted to return to New Zealand as the seventh Director of Music for the RNZAF Band in Wellington. He remains as committed as he has ever been to the importance of music and music programmes to the lives of all our peoples.

 

 

Moira Hurst – Adjudicator of Solos

Moira Hurst completed a Bachelor of Honours in Clarinet performance from Victoria University, an Artists post graduate diploma in Hong Kong and a Masters of Clarinet with a minor in saxophone from Peabody Institute, John Hopkins University.
She is currently a member of Orchestra Wellington, the RNZAF Band and subs for the NZSO. Moira has played for many orchestras overseas including Hong Kong Sinfonia, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Annapolis Orchestra. She has played with all the professional orchestras in NZ and is currently teaching clarinet at Victoria University, privately and in schools.

David Chaulk – Adjudicator of Ensembles

David Chaulk’s first music education came in The Salvation Army in Canada. Following university study in the US, David had a successful career as a freelance player, conductor and composer performing with and conducting many of the best ensembles in North America and establishing a reputation as one of the continent’s leading band composers. In the early 90s he was Lecturer in Low Brass at the University of Toronto.

In 1994, David moved to New Zealand. Since then, he has held positions in or freelanced with all of New Zealand’s professional orchestras and many of the country’s leading bands.  He has won multiple national solo championships  – including two Champion of Champions titles – and has conducted Wellington Brass and Hutt City Brass to national wins. Additionally, David was an Artist Teacher at the New Zealand School of Music.

After an extended break, David has re-established himself as a leading band composer. In 2016, he was a prizewinner in a major European composer competition, in 2017, his work Terra Nova was selected as a set work in the Swiss National Brass Band Championships and in 2018, David has been a finalist in a British competition in addition to winning the SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize.

David has released two critically acclaimed solo recordings on euphonium and trombone – 1985’s Variants (with Stephen Bulla on piano) and 2009’s Dancing With Torunn.

David Chaulk is Founder and Managing Director of the band publishing company Experianza Music.


Percussion and Gear Supplied

Percussion and Gear Supplied

· 4 x Pedal Timpani

· Concert Bass drum

· Snare drum

· Crash cymbals

· Suspended cymbal

· Tubular bells

· Vibraphone

· Xylophone

· Glockenspiel

· Marimba

· Drum kit

· Bass Amp

· Upright Piano – only able to be located stage right

· Chairs and Music Stands

NOT SUPPLIED: leads, sticks, mallets, small percussion gear (triangle, tambourine, guiro etc)


RNZ Air Force Band - Saturday Lunchtime Concerts

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band will be supporting the Festival by lending us their percussion gear, and performing two brilliant concerts at lunchtime, 12:20 and 1:10pm, on Saturday. The two concerts will allow twice as many people to attend.  The hall holds about 350. We ask that participants attend one or other, but not both.

Programme 1
 
Scherzo for Band Rossini
Canterbury Chorale Van Der Roost
Year of The Dragon Sparke
Spain Corea
 
Programme 2
 
Scherzo for Band Rossini
Canterbury Chorale
Holst Suite in F
Through Bolts and Bars Urbach

Workshops - Band, Instrumental, Conductors

BAND WORKSHOPS:  We are offering the opportunity for bands to have a half hour workshop. This can be before or after your Festival performance, and the repertoire you play is up to the band to decide.  Education for players and conductors is at the heart of this initiative, and is based on models used in festivals around the world.

INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS: Our popular instrumental workshops will be happening again in 2018, run by some of New Zealand’s most outstanding instrumentalists.

CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP: Dr Cynthia Houston, a colleague of adjudicator Paula Crider, has offered to run workshops for conductors!


Competition Category

Competition Category Set Piece

(Bands eligible for this category have earned Gold at least once in the past three Festivals.)

“EXULTATION” by Philip Sparke

Duration 3.06 minutes
Price US$98.00
Catalogue No:10335805
Grade 4ish

Philip Sparke describes the piece thus:

Exultation was commissioned by the Japanese concert band, Musee d’Art Harmonie to celebrate their 10th Anniversary in 2009. The first performance was given on June 6th in their anniversary year.

The piece is a short and energetic concert opener which is almost palindromic in form and begins in fanfare style, juxtaposing 3/4 and 6/8 rhythms in almost Latin style. This introduces the main theme on euphonium, horns and saxophones which has a ‘blues’ tinge and is underpinned by alternating 3/4 and 6/8 rhythms. After a short bridge passage, a second theme appears which is short and spiky and played by the bass instruments of the band. This is taken up by the whole ensemble and leads to a central more lyrical theme, appearing first on trumpet and then on woodwinds. The staccato second theme reappears which leads back to the ‘blues’ melody which reintroduces the opening fanfare to bring the work to a close.