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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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