The North Shore Concert Band Providing an opportunity to make and listen to great music
|Posted by [email protected] on June 4, 2020 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
The North Shore Concert Band, like so many other things, has been on an enforced break since mid March due to the global pandemic.
But we have just received the very welcome news that we are now able to return to our practice venue, so we will be back making music together from Tuesday June 9th - bring it on!
|Posted by [email protected] on September 5, 2019 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|
We are very excited to be performing our big annual concert this Sunday.
Tickets will be available on the door.
2pm Sunday 8th September at The PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna
Join the North Shore Concert Band on a musical exploration of Frontiers: Past and Future, from the wild west to outer space.
The programme will include excerpts from Holst’s Planet Suite, the music of Star Trek, popular themes from the old Westerns, and much more. The band will also be joined on stage by special guest artist Marika Balzat on violin.
The Wild Westerns arr. Michael Story
Sea Songs R. Vaughan Williams
Hot Latin arr. John Wasson
Sax Serenade Ira P. Schwarz
Swiss Alps performed by Darrell Daglish
How to Train your Dragon John Powell arr. Sean O'Loughlin
Hobbits Hymn Johan De Meij
Army of the Nile Kenneth J. Alford
Out of Africa John Barry arr. Johan de Meij
Songs of Israel Traditional arr. Anne McGinty
Cinema Paradiso (with violin) arr. Robert Longfield
Czardas (with violin) Vittorio Monti arr. Andrew Glover
Clarinets on the Shore clarinet choir performance
Cole Porter on Broadway arr. Warren Barker
The Music of the Night Andrew Lloyd Webber arr. Bob Lowden
Come Fly with Me James Van Heusen arr. Paul Murtha
Stairway to Heaven Led Zepplin arr. Frank Erickson
Mars Gustav Holst arr. Jay Bocook
Venus Gustav Holst arr. Calvin Custer
Jupiter Gustav Holst arr. Calvin Custer
When the Stars Began to Fall Traditional arr. Fred. J Allen
Symphonic Suite from Star Trek Michael Giacchino arr. Jay Bocook
|Posted by [email protected] on May 26, 2019 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
The North Shore Concert Band is very excited to be hosting the next Band Weekend on behalf of the NZ Concert Band Association and featuring Musical Director Peter Thomas.
This will be running from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon on the weekend of 14th - 16th June.
Registrations are now open!
If you would like to take part you can sign up at nzcba.org/band-weekend-2019
Just click on the REGISTER NOW link and fill in the form.
The cost for the weekend is $60
Time commitment: It is a very full on but rewarding weekend. You will need to be available on the Friday evening, all day Saturday (something like 9am – 5pm) and most of Sunday (like 9am – 3pm) .
What will happen:
Friday evening - everyone will assemble for the first time and have a first run through of the music (which will hopefully be sent out in advance).
Saturday - will be spent rehearsing the music, some of that time will be spent in section rehearsals. There is usually an optional group dinner on the Saturday evening.
Sunday – More rehearsals in the morning followed by a concert in the afternoon, which is usually free / gold coin donation for anyone who wants to come and listen.
Musical Director: Peter Thomas, Musical Director of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and, many years ago, of the North Shore Concert Band.
Why is it good? By the end of the weekend your musicianship will have gone up several notches, you will have met and learned from lots of great people from all over the country, and you will have performed in a really good concert.
|Posted by [email protected] on April 27, 2019 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
Sunday 5th May 2-3pm, The Poynton Takapuna
Sunday 19th May 2-3pm, Evelyn Page Orewa
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th June, Hosting the NZCBA Band Weekend at Birkenhead College
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August, NZCBA Festival (Diocesand School Auckland)
Sunday 25th August, Selwyn Village
Sunday 8th September 2-4pm, The Pumphouse Theatre
|Posted by [email protected] on June 6, 2018 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 40th Anniversary Concert at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna.
Tickets can be purchased from band members or online https://pumphouse.co.nz/whats-on/show/40th-anniversary-celebration/" target="_blank">here
|Posted by [email protected] on November 23, 2017 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
A goodbye (for now)
We would like to wish our amazing Muscial Director Alex Eichelbaum all the best as he heads off to Europe. We hope to see him back intermittently next year.
And a big welcome
To Leo Jaffrey who is taking over the role of Musical Director. He will be conducting our next concert in Browns Bay.
Saturday 2nd December 3 - 5pm - Browns Bay Phoenix plaza (before the Santa Parade)
Sunday 18th February 4-6pm - Browns Bay beachfront
Sunday 11th March 2pm to 4pm - Waiake
Sunday 25th March 2pm to 4pm – Kensington Park
Sunday 5th August 2pm to 4pm - PumpHouse Theatre - 40th Anniversary concert!
|Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2017 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
Our annual concert at the wonderful PumpHouse Theatre is just around the corner.
We are now fully concentrating on this, having just come back from our first performance at the national NZ Concert Band Association Festival in Whangarei, which was a fantastic experience all round.
This year we are playing music from all around the globe from ‘Out of Africa’ to ‘An American in Paris’, stopping over for some Arabian Nights with Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade’ and travelling through a variety of musical styles before returning home to NZ with the lovely ‘Hine e Hine’.
The Ad Augusta Headmaster's School Choir from Mount Albert Grammar School will also be performing.
For all the latest news (updated more frequently than here) please check out our facebook page at
|Posted by [email protected] on March 1, 2017 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
Our current list of concerts:
Sunday 12th March, 2-4pm, Browns Bay beachfront, by the playground
Sunday 26th March, 1-3pm, Cornwall Park
Sunday 9th April, 2:30 - 3:30pm, Northbridge Retirement Village
We are very pleased to be returning to the Northbridge Retirement Village in April as we haven't played there for a while.
However, the Kensington Park concert on March 19th has been cancelled. We hope to play there later in the year.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 22, 2017 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
The North Shore Concert Band will be back from summer holidays on Tuesday 31st January and we'll be practising for a set of summer concerts in March:
Sunday 12th March, 2-4pm, Browns Bay
Sunday 19th March, 4-6pm, Kensington Park, Orewa
Sunday 26th March, 1-3pm, Cornwall Park
Looking forward to getting back into it!
|Posted by [email protected] on December 13, 2016 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
Our final event of the year is Christmas carols at Albany Lakes.
They have a big line up of happenings on stage from 3pm - 8pm. We will be there from 4:45 to 5:30.
Event details here
Merry Christmas everyone!