Past Band Weekends

NZCBA Band Weekend 2020 October Whangarei                                                                                                            Hosted by Whangarei Youth Music and Monique Corney.  Musical Director Simon Brew
  • Repertoire:
  • River of Life – Steven Reinecke
  • Adagio – Tomaso Albinoni arr Jacob de Haan
  • An American In Paris – George Gershwin arr Jerry Brubaker
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen arr Michael Brown
  • Danzon no. 2 – Arturo Marquez transcribed Oliver Nickel
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – Klaus Badelt arr John Wasson
  • Klesmer for Concert Band – Eddie Graf

A band of 43 gathered in Whangarei for this Band Weekend.  Ages 14 to 80+, we had a wonderful time working under Simon’s energetic and passionate tutelage.  We had a lovely dinner at the Thai restaurant.  WYM looked after us during the day with excellent snacks!   In this COVID year, playing together with musicians from all over North Island was a genuine pleasure.

NZCBA Band Weekend 2019 October Christchurch                                                                                                                            Hosted by Christchurch School of Music and Maree Parr.  Musical Director Dr Helen Renaud.

NZCBA Band Weekend 2019 June Birkenhead                                                                                                                                            Hosted by North Shore Concert Band at Birkenhead College   Musical Director: Peter Thomas


  • Catch Me If You Can – John Williams
  • Appalachian Spring – Aaron Copland
  • Valdres March – Johannes Hannsen
  • Lassus Trombone – Henry Fillmore
  • Alladin – Alan Menken
  • Ring Around the Moon – David Farquar (NZ work)
  • Forest Sketches – David Woodcock (NZ work)
  • Ave Maria – Frank Ticheli

As small but perfectly formed band met for this event.  We were all stunned by the amazing trombone section of six!!

NZCBA BAND WEEKEND 2018 October  Katikati                                                                                                                                        Hosted by Mick and Susie Goodall and Katikati Concert Band   Musical Director: Chad Davenport.


  • Cumberland Cross – Carl Strommen
  • Jungle Fantasy – Anonymous – arr N Iwai
  • Oblivion – Astor Piazzolla – arr Longfield
  • Rest – Frank Tichele
  • Carmen Suite – Georges Bizet – arr J Bullock
  • Folk Song Suite – Ralph Vaughn Williams
  • Irving Berlin Showstoppers – I Berlin/arr Higgins
  • The Hounds of Spring – Alfred Reed

This was a hugely successful event! We had over 50 in the band and played our Sunday concert to an audience of well over 100!

NZCBA BAND WEEKEND October 2017  Pt Chevalier                                                                                                                                    Organised by Donnelle Belanger Musical Director Errol Moore


  • Things That Go Bump In The Night: Arr Jay Bocook
  • William Byrd Suite: Gordon Jacob (Mvt I and VI)
  • Russian Sailors Dance from The Red Poppy: Rheinhold Gliere arr Paul Lavender
  • Hary Janos Suite (Mvt I, III, IV)
  • Shake Rattle and Roll; Charles Calhoun arr Zane Van Auken
  • Someone to Watch Over Me (Vocal or Eb Alto Solo): Gershwins arr Warren Baker
  • State Street Stomp: Bramwell Tovey arr Michael Brown

Band Weekend October 2017

The NZCBA Band Weekend 2017 was made possible with generous support from:

Band Weekend 2017 May New Plymouth

Hosted by The Great Taranaki Steam Band.  Musical Director: Errol Moore.

2015  Taupo                                                                                                               Musical Director: John Snowling

2014 – NZCBA Senior Band: Hamilton

Musical Director: John Snowling