Feilding Festival of Bands 2018

Coming up on Sunday 17th June 2018, is Feilding Brass’ annual Feilding Festival of Bands held all day at the Feilding Civic Centre.

The Feilding Festival of Bands is an annual contest for brass, wind, and school bands. The contest does not score or rank bands, but awards them Gold, Silver, or Bronze based on how well they perform the music they have chosen. In addition there are four special awards for the festival:

Most Entertaining Program and runner-up which are awarded to the two bands which provide the greatest audience appeal on the day.

Best Soloist and runner-up. In order to be considered for a solo award the soloist must feature for the majority of a piece. The soloist chosen may be instrumental or vocal.

Bands performing, and times to be added soon.

For more information, click on the “Feilding Festival of Bands 2018” tab above.

2018 End of Year Concert

This year, the Feilding Brass End of Year Concert in November, is going to be a matinee concert held at the Feilding Civic Centre at the new time of 2pm.

Historically we have had it in the evening, but this year we think a matinee concert is going to be awesome, and we look forward to seeing you all there.

ANZAC Day Commemorations 2018

On the 103rd Anniversary of the landing of Gallipoli, Feilding Brass participated in three ANZAC Day commemoration services.

Feilding dawn service at 6.30am, Sanson civic service at 9.30am and Ashhurst civic service at 12pm.

With the playing of the last post, and the laying of the poppies, We Will Remember Them.

Welcome Carissa

Introducing our new Musical Director.

Carissa Davies has taken over the reigns of Musical Director of Feilding Brass from incumbent Murray Coffey.

As a very talented musician playing various instruments in Feilding Brass for many years and other groups within the wider Manawatu area, Carissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the leadership, taking the band forward with enthusiasm and style.

On 22nd of April 2018, Carissa lead the band in her first “official gig” as Musical Director at the combined concert held in Levin, with a well thought out program to entertain everyone.

A job well done Carissa, and we all look forward to many more gigs with you at the helm.

Combined Concert With Levin & Districts Brass and Levin Centennial Concert Band

Combined Band

On Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 2pm, leading up to ANZAC Day, the Levin Salvation Army Church was filled with with the glorious sounds of a combined concert featuring Levin Centennial Concert Band, Feilding Brass and Levin & Districts Brass bands.

The concert started with Levin Centennial Concert Band playing Blitzkrieg Bop, O Waly Waly, In the mood, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Whole New World and Love Me Tender.

Feilding Brass then played Evening Hymn and Last Post, Aces High, Maori Battalion, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Band of Brothers, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines and New York, New York.

And finally, Levin & Districts Brass played Jamie’s Patrol, Colonel Bogey on Parade, Sousa on Parade, Abide With Me featuring the bands Choir, Dam Busters March, Sing Along from Bavarian with Chris leading singers and Great Escape.

To finish off this afternoons concert, all three band joined together to play Hogans Heroes and the street march Invercargill.

Such a huge and wonderful sound to finish off an awesome afternoon of music.
Look forward to the next concert.

More photos in “Gallery”.