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Vacancy

Posted by [email protected] on February 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The North Shore Concert Band is looking for a new Musical Director! We will be auditioning late March / early April so if you're interested or know anyone who might be - please get in touch.

In the meantime you can catch our current MD, the marvellous Mike Ashton, waving a stick at us for the last time this Saturday (Feb 27th) between midday and 2pm at the Browns Bay Village Green.

First rehearsal of 2016 coming soon

Posted by [email protected] on January 19, 2016 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The band will back at Birkenhead College for rehearsals on Tuesday 2nd February 7:30 - 9:30pm

2016 Bookings confirmed so far:

Saturday 27th February 12-2pm - Browns Bay Village Green

Sunday 13th March 2-4pm - Kensington Park, Orewa

Sunday 20th March 1-3pm – Cornwall Park Band Rotunda

Sunday 7th August 2-4pm – PumpHouse Theatre

 


It's all Christmas gigs from here!

Posted by [email protected] on November 23, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Starting with carols at Birkenhead Primary school this Saturday followed by:

Sat 5th Dec 4:00-6:00pm Browns Bay Phoenix Plaza

Sun 6th Dec 2:00-3:45pm Selwyn Village

Thurs 17th Dec 6:30-7:30pm Birkenhead Shops

Update

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2015 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, it's been pretty busy since our last post.

The Last Night of the Proms Concert in August was a sell-out and a huge success in spite of a last minute change of conductor.

Many thanks to Marion Littin for stepping in on very short notice and doing a wonderful job, and congratulations to Mike Ashton on the arrival of his daughter!

Mike is now well and truly back waving the baton and we have a number of concerts lined up. Here is the full list as it stands:

 

Sunday 11th October 1-3pm - Cornwall Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday 17th October 2-3pm - Albany Presbyterian Church

Saturday 5th December 4-6pm – Browns Bay (in the Phoenix Plaza)

Sunday 6th December 2-3:30pm - Selwyn Retirement Village

Saturday 27th February 12-2pm - Browns Bay Village Green

Sunday 13th March 2-4pm - Kensington Park, Orewa

 


Next stop the Pumphouse!

Posted by [email protected] on June 28, 2015 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

We have had a lovely couple of concerts playing some of our favourite pieces to the good folks at Selwyn Village earlier in the month and the Northbridge Retirement Village today. 

Now we get down to the business of focussing on our big annual concert at the Pumphouse Theatre in Takapuna on August 2nd. The them is Last Night of the Proms and we have some awesome guest artists lined up - Tania Cheesman will be singing for us and the NZ Navy Pipes and Drums will also be there.

Tickets are now on sale at www.pumphouse.co.nz


Concert Update

Posted by [email protected] on May 14, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We now have a second booking for June, so here is the latest list:

 

Sunday 7th June, 2pm - 3:30pm at Selwyn Village, Point Chevalier. We are looking forward to returning to this lovely community!

Sunday 28th June, 2:30pm - 4pm at Northbridge Retirement Village, Northcote.

Sunday 2nd August, 2pm - 4pm at the Pumphouse. This year our theme will be 'Last Night of the Proms'.


Wishlist: Trombones, flutes, lower brass

Posted by [email protected] on April 20, 2015 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We currently have nearly forty members, but there are still some sections that could really use some help.

If you play the flute, or a lower brass instrument, particularly the trombone, we would really love to hear from you.

Email [email protected] for details.

Upcoming Concerts

Posted by [email protected] on April 12, 2015 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Our next two concerts:

Sunday 7th June, 2pm - 3:30pm at Selwyn Village, Point Chevalier. We are looking forward to returning to this lovely community!

Sunday 2nd August, 2pm - 4pm at the Pumphouse. This year our theme will be 'Last Night of the Proms'.


It's a beautiful day for a picnic at Cornwall Park

Posted by [email protected] on February 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (1)

We are playing in the band rotunda at Cornwall Park from 1pm - 3pm today and the weather is looking fabulous.

We are looking forward to seeing lots of people down there for our first concert with Mike Ashton waving the stick.

Next playout: Sunday 22nd March Rothesay Bay, 2-4pm


 

Northcote Shops Playout Cancelled

Posted by [email protected] on February 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We are sad to say that we will not be playing at Nortchote Shopping Village next weekend. Hopefully we will be back some time in the future.


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