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2008 NZ National Youth Band Announced

The Brass Bands Association of New Zealand has announced the 2008 National Youth Band of New Zealand.



The 2008 National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand is:

Principal Cornet
Slade Hocking, Woolston Brass

Katie Blair, Canterbury Foundation Brass
Chris Woolley, Addington Brass

Solo Cornet
Thomas Eves, Woolston Brass
Stacey Ward, St Kilda Brass
TeReo Hughes, Te Awamutu Brass
David Moseley, Marlborough District Brass
Henry Wilson, Ascot Part Hotel Brass of Invercargill

Repiano Cornet
Ben Burnell, Canterbury Foundation Brass
Leighton Roberts, Woolston Brass

2nd Cornet
Caroline Blackmore, Woolston Brass
Graham O’Malley, Brass Wanganui
Roxie Haines, The “Trusts” Waitakere Brass

3rd Cornet
Ross Yorkstone, Ascot Part Hotel Brass of Invercargill
Mathew Patchett, Marlborough District Brass
Catherine Carter, Hawera Brass

Patricia Robertson-Bickers, Smiths Locksmiths Manakau City Brass
Erin Scherf, Marlborough District Brass

Tenor Horns
Roseanna Dale, Solo Horn, Woolston Brass
Emma Caunter, 1st Horn, Castle Trust Hamilton Brass
Chris Foster, 2nd Horn, Canterbury Foundation Brass
Mitchell Spence, 2nd Horn, Tasman Eastern Bay of Plenty Brass

Ben Cuff, 1st, Ascot Part Hotel Brass of Invercargill
Connor Ellison, 2nd, Ascot Part Hotel Brass of Invercargill

Anthony Bracegirdle, 1st, Pelorus Trust Wellington Brass
Brent Garrett, 2nd, Porirua Trust Brass
Jordi Robertston-Bickers, 2nd, Smiths Locksmiths Manakau City Brass
Johnathan Greenwell, Bass, Brass Wanganui

Ian O’Malley, St Kilda Brass
Hamish Jellyman, Brass Wanganui

James Sutherland, Eb, Pelorus Trust Wellington Brass
Keenan Bucanan, Eb, Palmerston North Brass
Mathew Toomata, Eb, Ascot Part Hotel Brass of Invercargill
Sam Pinder, BBb, Woolston Brass
Stephen Moseley, BBb, Marlborough District Brass

Aimee Beaumont, Marlborough District Brass
Jessica Hix, Canterbury Foundation Brass
Jacob McQuarrie, St Kilda Brass

The Musical Director of the band, Kevin Moseley is delighted to again have the opportunity to work with such a great wealth of talent.

The guest soloist for this years tour is Soprano Cornet player, Colin Clark.

Details of the course and tour can be found on the BBANZ website www.brassnz.co.nz

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Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

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Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Rhyl Silver Training Band seeks players in all sections but particularly cornets, trombones and basses. All ages and abilities accepted in this easy going friendly band.. . We rehearse Fridays 6.00 - 7.30pm in our purpose built premises.

Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Long established friendly North Wales Band, currently undergoing a rebuilding process, seeks Bass player (Eb/Bb)to join the band to fulfil our engagements. Serious enquiries only please.

Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Long established friend North Wales Band, currently undergoing a rebuilding process seeks a Euphonium/Baritone and tenor trombone. Serious enquiries only please.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist