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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”.


Results: 2018 UniBrass Trophy

February 17 • The students of the Royal Northern College of Music retain their hold on the UniBrass Trophy


Results: 2018 UniBrass Shield

February 17 • Bristol University come out top in the battle for the UniBrass Shield

Filton Concert

Results: 2018 Welsh Open

February 17 • Filton Concert reclaims Welsh Open title under the direction of Tom Davoren


Strong line-up for Scottish titles in Perth

February 17 • There will be plenty of keenly fought action at the Scottish Championship in Perth next month, with national representation, titles and qualification up for grabs.

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

The Corsham Band

February 15 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator