AGM this week Thursday September 14th

Notice of Annual General Meeting for:

Dalewool Auckland Brass
City of Sails Auckland Brass Inc

Thursday 14th September  2017 at 7.30pm

Location: Dalewool Bandroom
98 Captain Springs Rd

The band is in need of non-playing supporters to assist with management and decision making for the band. Meetings are every couple of months. Want to work with some fun people in a creative setting and help a great kiwi institution?


Actively looking for a Chairman to help take the band forward and to help with Marketing and Publicity for the band and any potential sponsors

Please contact us for further information if you can help.

New Zealand National Band Dalwood Players


Best of Luck to Dalewool Players who are representing NZ in the National band in July

Soprano Cornet: Kay Mackenzie

Principal Cornet: John Lewis

Second Cornet: Rhys McDonnell

First Baritone: Ross Gerritsen –

Second Baritone: Ian O’Malley –

Pitched Percussion: Rachel Thomas

Also to Nigel weeks the Musical director and several other players who have been associated with Dalewool Auckland Brass

Best wishes to the New Zealand National band who are competing in the Championship Division of the World Championships in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. Only 10 bands are invited to compete in this championship which is held every four years. Other bands invited come from England, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland. All ten bands compete twice, the first day on a set test piece, a new commission by Swiss composer Oliver Waespi  and the second day on an own choice programme of 40 minutes. Included in the National Band’s programme will be three pieces which are brand new compositions. One of those is from the well-known New Zealand composer Gareth Farr. The champion band will be the winner on aggregate over both competitions.




New Players Wanted

Dalewool Auckland Brass is always happy to welcome fresh talent on any brass or percussion instrument. Please contact us (confidentially if required).

Scholarships are available for suitable applicants. Please contact us

If you are a musician passing through Auckland you are welcome to come and play along for a rehearsal or two. Contact us and we’ll sort it out.

Assistance may be available for international applicants. New Zealand welcomes talented immigrants.

Christmas Praise for Dalewool

We’re so flattered to receive such wonderful feedback from our audience at our recent Christmas Magic concert!

Here are a selection of the comments:


Definitely just keep playing wonderful

Great entertainment

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Keep up the variety

Sole suggestion – keep blowing

Wouldn’t miss a concert

Good night – good music

Keep up the wonderful music

You suit my taste just fine

Just perfect

Enjoyed concerts for 5 years – last one in Papakura excellent

Thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful music

Keep it up

You are just great


Keep up the awesome music

A great sound

You are good enough – stay as you are

Go well – love your music

Always enjoy thank you

Thank you for your achievement of never-failing excellence

Keep doing what you’re doing

Wonderful Band, very uplifting

More please

Excellent concerts

You’re excellent

Always a treat.  Please keep on going

Keep up the excellent performances

All is great.  Love the shiny instruments and the shiny patent leather shoes – looks great, all go together!


Christmas Concert 2011 – Christmas Magic

Dalewool Auckland Brass and The Graduate Choir New Zealand are both recognised nationally as being the very best in their genre and are well respected internationally. The annual Christmas concert in Parnell Cathedral hardly needs an introduction; there are few sounds more moving at this time of year than brass and voice, and this occasion brings the elite of both together in a stunning venue.

glass_baublesBe sure to bring your own voice too and join in as we perform your favourite Christmas carols and songs.

To get yourself in the mood, have a listen to our radio advert below. There are more samples from our Christmas Magic CD here.


Where: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Parnell, Auckland
When: Saturday 3rd December 2011, 7:30pm
Cost: Adults $25, Concessions $20

The poster for this concert is available for download.