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.