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NZCBA Band Weekend

Posted by [email protected] on May 26, 2019 at 5:55 AM Comments 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

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.

Confirmed bookings for 2019 so far

Posted by [email protected] on April 27, 2019 at 7:20 PM Comments 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

NSCB 40th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by [email protected] on June 6, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments 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" target="_blank">here

Bon Voyage plus other news updates

Posted by [email protected] on November 23, 2017 at 3:45 AM Comments 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.

Current bookings:

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!

NSCB World Tour 2017

Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2017 at 5:35 AM Comments 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

A new concert and a cancellation

Posted by [email protected] on March 1, 2017 at 4:15 AM Comments 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.

Happy New Year

Posted by [email protected] on January 22, 2017 at 4:15 AM Comments 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!

Albany Christmas Carols December 18th

Posted by [email protected] on December 13, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments 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!

Concert on Sunday 20th November

Posted by [email protected] on November 12, 2016 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We are very much looking forward to playing our first concert at the beautiful Auckland Botanic Gardens on Sunday 20th November.

Here is the planned programme:

Fanfare for the Common Man
Mancini Spectacular
Sinatra in Concert
Abba in Concert
Bond, James Bond
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
American in Paris
La Cumparsita
Take Five
What a wonderful World
Come Fly With Me
Hot Latin
Highlights from Chess
Georgia on my Mind
Puttin on the Ritz
Hymn for Band

Nearly showtime!

Posted by [email protected] on July 3, 2016 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been way too long since our last post.

Since then we have welcomed Alex Eichelbaum as our new Musical Director and we are now working towards our big annual concert at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna, which will be a celebration of great music from Movies and Musicals spanning a number of decades.

Our PumpHouse concert has sold out for the previous two years and we are really looking forward to this one on Sunday August 7th at 2pm.

Tickets are now on sale at

See the poster on our home page for details.