Festival 2022 Hamilton

Festival 2022 is done and dusted! A huge thanks to Waikato Schools Symphonic Band for hosting the Festival, and congratulations to all bands who were involved – there was some fantastic playing across the board, and we’re super excited to look forward to Festival 2023 which will be held at Auckland Girls Grammar August 4 -6.

Check out the videos at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3iRyBAukIKxkweBx1q-v-t9nfxa6bIdP.

You can download any of the videos and photos from festival using the links below…

Video Downloads: Festival 22 Band Performance Videos

Formal Band Photo Downloads: Festival 22 Formal Band Photos

Informal Festival Photo Downloads: Festival 22 Informal Photos

You can purchase printed versions of the formal photos here: https://dispersion.co.nz/view/nzcba2022

Festival 2022 Awards

Awards for Bands

All-Comers Concert Band Gold
Auckland Grammar School Premier Concert Band Gold
Auckland Youth Symphonic Band Gold
Capital City Wind Band Silver
Eastern Stars Concert Band Silver
Manukau Concert Band Gold
New Plymouth Girls’ and Boys’ High Combined Concert Band Bronze
North Shore Winds Silver
North Shore Youth Symphonic Winds Gold
Orewa College Concert Band Bronze
St Kentigern Concert Band Silver
UniBand Bronze
Waikato Schools Symphonic Band Silver
Waikato Youth Symphonic Band Silver
Wellington City Concert Band Gold
West City Concert Band Gold
West City Youth Concert Band Silver

Special Solo and Ensemble Awards

Solo Awards
Best Soloist Student Category – Noam Adiv, Piccolo, Orewa College Concert Band
Best Soloist Tertiary Category – Tess Frazer, Alto Saxophone, Wellington City Concert Band
Best Soloist Open Category – Linda Filimoehala, Euphonium, North Shore Winds
Chris Johnson Solo Award – Megan Brownlie, Wellington City Concert Band
R & J Massey Trophy – Outstanding Performance by a Soloist – Tessa Frazer, Alto Saxophone, Wellington City Concert Band

Ensemble Awards
Bernard Watson Ensemble Award – Just the Two of Us (Wellington City Concert Band)
RNZAF Trophy – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble – Iris Quartet (Capital City CB)

Special Awards for Bands

Adjudicator’s Commendation

Bronze Band – Orewa College Concert Band conducted by David Popper
Silver Band – Waikato Youth Symphonic Band conducted by S Stanbridge and L Schumacher
Gold Band – Auckland Grammar School Concert Band conducted by Barry Wasson

Band Commendations
North Shore Winds conducted by Leah Munroe, Michelangelo Bisquera
Uniband conducted by Jono Palmer
New Plymouth Combined Girls’ and Boys’ High Concert Band for soloist, Anna Lee on baritone, and beautiful support by the band.

Special Performances
Excellent Performance of an Original Concert Band Work – Pilatus by North Shore Winds
Excellent Performance of an Entertaining Work – “Epic Gaming” by Waikato Schools Symphonic Band
Excellent Performance of a Work Arranged for a Concert Band – Sondheim by All Comers Concert Band

Most Engaging Soloist in a Band Performance – James North, Euphonium from Wellington City Concert Band

Major Band Awards
Spirit of the Festival Eastern Stars Concert Band conducted by Elsa Lam

David Chaulk Memorial Award (Best Performance of a NZ Work)
Manukau Concert Band – Jenny McLeod Three Celebrations arr by Tom Chester

Robert Lutt Trophy – Outstanding Performance of a Select Piece
“Twitch” by St Kentigern College

Royal NZ Navy Band Trophy – Outstanding Performance by a Band
West City Concert Band