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North Shore Youth stride ahead

Contest success, lots of concerts, and a planned CD recording wraps up a great year for North Shore Youth Brass.

North Shore Youth Brass

 

Five bands entered the Youth/Auxiliary section at the recent Auckland Bands Association Contest and North Shore Youth Brass came away with silverware at their first outing.

Cant at the helm

Conducted by well known Euphonium player Ken Cant the North Shore Youth Brass has built up numbers recently with the assistance of other top players and tutors Kay McKenzie and Louisa Smith.

Xmas concerts

We decided to choose popular repertoire and also more challenging pieces in 2008, and with the help of some adult players, the band has improved and enjoyed the experience.Ken Cant, MD — North Shore Youth Brass

Members come from a wide area across central Auckland and hold a popular concert at the North Shore Brass band room at the end of each term.

This term, the concert was held on Tuesday 16 December with compere veteran EEb player Jack McDonnell as compere, and soloists Bryce Turner and Emily Melhuish.

The final Christmas Carol concert for the band was held today at Devonport.

Progress and Plans

“We decided to choose popular repertoire and also more challenging pieces in 2008, and with the help of some adult players, the band has improved and enjoyed the experience,” says Ken.

“We have been busy with Christmas Season concerts planned throughout the North Shore and some in Auckland city, and after a well earned break we have a CD recording planned for the New Year”.



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radio

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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


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


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November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator