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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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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.
Be 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.