2016 National Championships

Entries have now closed for the National Championships to be held in Napier from 13 to 17 July. The provisional number of bands stand at: 5 A, 10 B, 5 C and 3 D. Chief Adjudicator Dr Bob Childs will present a conducting workshop at 10.00am on Sunday 17 July from 10.00am. This event is open to all and is FREE to attend.

Hear Our Heritage

The recording by the 1965 National Band, musical director Norman Thorn, has been digitalized by Recorded Music New Zealand http://www.recordedmusic.co.nz 

The album 1965 is now available on all major digital services including i-tunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

1965 evening uniform 2

Trinity College London (New Zealand) is offering Study Grants

This year Trinity College London (New Zealand) is offering Study Grants for the purpose of assisting local students of the Performing Arts. The grants are intended to

·         Support worthy students of the Performing Arts

·         Encourage positive learning outcomes for students

·         Make a meaningful contribution to the Performing Arts education in our community.

Applicants must have passed a Trinity College London Grade 5 practical exam or higher. Further details including full criteria for eligibility are attached. Closing date for application 24 June 2016.

Calling Young Musicians

Applications are open for the 2016 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band. The camp will be held in Christchurch from 27 September to 3 October. There is plenty of time until application close on 4 July but don’t leave it to the last minute.

The exercises required as part of the audition and the application form are available here.

Please direct any questions to the band manager Joe Thomas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Form 2016

Bass Clef Audition Material

Treble Clef Audition Material


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