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

 

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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland