Manukau Academy Concert Band started in 2015 as a small group of MCBers getting together to try new instruments and have a good laugh at ourselves. From there, it grew from a desire to make the fun, camaraderie, and musical experience we’d found in MCB available to everyone, and was given a boost by a generous donation from the Lotteries Commission. The band now has members ranging from youths and adults learning their very first instruments, to more experienced musicians trying something new, to “lapsed” musicians rediscovering music after decades away. We pride ourselves on being the bestest-estest (at not taking ourselves too seriously), and we welcome anyone who’s keen to get in there and give it a go!