Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Brass Extravaganza!


Brass Extravaganza!

See some of New Zealand's top brass musicians in action at the 125th National Brass Band Championships of New Zealand, to be held in Wellington between 23 and 28 March 2005.

31 New Zealand bands, including 2004 Champion "A" grade band Dalewool Auckland Brass and 2004 Champion "B" grade band Trust Porirua City Brass, will be joined by four fabulous overseas bands: Gothenburg City Brass from Sweden, United Co-Op Yorkshire Brass from England (pictured), and Brisbane City Brass and South Brisbane Federal Brass from Australia.

These Championships are probably New Zealand's oldest music festival, dating from 1880, and now have something for everyone, including individual and band events, and both competitive and non-competitive entertainment.

Contest events include the street march, solo and ensemble events, Champion of Champions, Band of the Year concert, Commemorative Concert and Youth Band section. United Co-op Yorkshire Brass and Gothenburg City Brass will also be giving concerts during the contest week, both of which will be events not to be missed.


Pictured: United Co-op Yorkshire Brass

This year's brass extravaganza will take place in the cultural capital, Wellington, which will be welcoming over 1200 musicians from the 35 bands, plus their supporters, over the course of the six-day contest.

Tickets, ranging from $5 to $21 (including one and two days passes at $10 and $16 for adults and $5 and $10 for seniors and students) are now available from Ticketek. All events will be held in the Wellington Convention Centre, Wakefield Street.

For more information on the championships, please contact Kirsten Sharman on 021 261 3498 or visit the website: http://www.championbrass.org.nz.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION