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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

Brass in Concert

Result: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • Full results from Sage Gateshead where the 41st Brass in Concert Championship has taken place.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

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

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.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator