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Father and Son compete at 125th Nationals

Father and Son compete at 125th Nationals

The 125th National Brass Band Championships of New Zealand begin this week with musicians descending on the capital city of Wellington.

The first major event is the Invitation Slow Melody competition to be held at the Ilot Theatre which is within the Wellington Convention Centre where all events will be held from Wednesday 23rd till Monday 28th April.

A star line up of both southern and northern hemisphere players have been chosen by the Brass Bands Association national management committee for the Slow Melody competition to compete in one of the premier events of contest week. “This event has grown to become a highly sought after title” said spokesman Owen Melhuish. “This year we have players using string quartets and trombone quartets as accompaniment – plus for the first time a father and son combination in father Trevor Bremner, cornet virtuoso of Brisbane and his son David, principal trombone with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.”

“We are also excited about the international line up of players from Australia, Sweden and John Lewis of Brighouse and Rastrick plus ex Briton Alexandra Kerwin now living in New Zealand” said Melhuish.

Event will begin 8.00pm Wednesday 23rd March at Ilot Theatre Wellington Convention Centre.

1 David Bremner - Trombone - Dalewool Auckland Brass

2 Trevor Bremner - Cornet - New Plymouth Brass

3 David Chaulk - Trombone - Pelorus Trust Wellington Brass

4 Abbey Edlin -Tenor horn - NZ Community Trust Woolston Brass

5 Stephen Gooding - Cornet - Ascot Park Hotel Brass of Invercargill

6 Kevin Hickman - Cornet - NZ Community Trust Woolston Brass

7 Alexandra Kerwin - Soprano - The Trusts Waitakere Brass

8 John Lewis - Cornet - Sentinel St Kilda Brass / Brighouse and Rastrick

9 Riki McDonnell - Euphonium - Dalewool Auckland Brass

10 David Mallett - Baritone - Canterbury Foundation Brass

11 Patrik Randefalk - Euphonium - Gothenburg Brass Band

12 John Szkutko - Eb Bass - South Brisbane Federal

Owen Melhuish

Brass Bands Association of NZ

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