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 Happy New Zealanders

July 11, 2017
There was a wonderful display of friendship and celebration from the members and supporters of the National Band of New Zealand in Kerkrade

Nigel Weeks and David Bremner

 Interview with Nigel Weeks and David Bremner

July 9, 2017
4BR catches up with the New Zealand National Band after they come off stage on the Sunday in Kerkrade.


New Zealanders ready for game of two halves

January 20, 2016
Just like their rugby counterparts the New Zealand Youth Brass Band will be giving it their all until the final whistle on tour this week.

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New Zealand pick the very best of their youth crop

November 7, 2013
The players who will perform in the 2014 National Youth Band of New Zealand have been announced.


All Blacks announce tour line up

February 12, 2013
The players chosen to represent the National Band of New Zealand on tour under the baton of Dr Robert Childs later this year have been announced.


Great champions remembered in NZ

October 9, 2012
The 25 surviving members of the historic 1953 and 1962 National Bands of New Zealand are to be musically honoured in Christchurch later this month, led by NZ Champions Woolston Brass.

Robert Childs

Bob Childs to conduct NZ National Band

September 21, 2012
Dr Robert Childs appointed MD of National Band of New Zealand for 2013 tours.


Death of Barrie Aldridge

March 2, 2012
The death has been announced of one of New Zeland's stalwart bandsmen Barrie Aldridge.

World Music Contest

NZ National Band set for Kerkrade

June 16, 2009
The National Band of New Zealand are all set to head to Kerkrade next month.

NZ National band takes on the world

April 8, 2009
The National Band of New Zealand heads to Kerkrade, but not everyone is supportive of the decision it would seem.

National Band of New Zealand

Thats a take

December 20, 2008
The National Band of New Zealand under Musical Director, Howard Taylor had a rewarding recording session recently.

Brass Bands Association of New Zealand

NZ National Band recording

November 21, 2008
The National Band of New Zealand assembled in Auckland, today.

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor