Oktoberfest 2018

Coming up on Saturday 6th October 2018, Feilding Brass’ Oompah Band will be performing at the Palmerston North Cosmopolitan Club’s 2018 Oktoberfest.

A night of comradery, singing, laughter and alot of toe tapping and dancing along to many, many tunes.

Put on ya finest Lederhosen, put a feather in ya cap and lets Oompah!

Feilding Brass Successful at WDCD Combined Contest

Over the weekend of 8th & 9th September 2018, Feilding Brass competed along side Levin & Districts Brass, Masterton Brass and Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Brass in the “B” Section part of the combined contest between Wellington Districts Association bands and our very own Central Districts Association.

On Saturday, each band played their Hymn and Test piece in which Feilding Brass came 2nd in both events. Congratulations to Levin & Districts Brass for the win in those events.

On Sunday, there was the Entertainment program where each band had 30 mins to provide an enjoyable musical program including getting on and off stage.

Feilding Brass won the Entertainment program with Levin & Districts Brass coming 2nd.

The friendly rivalry and sharing of players between the two bands is alive and kicking up a lot of fun within the players.

This contest was the very first for Carissa Davies as Musical Director for Feilding Brass, at a BBANZ regional contest level. She has done herself proud and the players proud for bringing the band to the level of performance that was had.

The trophies won were for the Entertainment Programme and the Aggregate for the two day competition.

The band should be very proud of its achievement over the weekend, and with no rest or pause, we have our next engagement coming up on 6th October 2018.


Contest Time In The Capital

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head to Wellington. Specifically Kilbirnie.

On Saturday and Sunday this weekend 8th & 9th September, is the Central Districts & Wellington Districts Brass Band Associations biennial brass band contest.

Head along to St Patrick’s College, 581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, Wellington and enjoy two days of brass band music making.

From Youth/Aux Bands to A-D bands, there is music from all capabilities and styles to delight you.

On Saturday the 8th, starting at 9.00am each band will play their Hymn & Test piece.

On Sunday the 9th, starting at 10.00am each band will present a half hour entertainment programme.

Bands competing are from Wanganui, Wellington, Upper Hutt, Porirua, Napier, Masterton, Palmerston North, Levin, Lower Hutt and Feilding.

Come along and support your favourite band and enjoy the others on show.


Never Too Old To Learn

One thing that always amazes me when I help out in Feilding Brass Training Band, is that as a senior band member I like to give back to a band that I have spent around 40 years being a part of. And in doing so, during many of the theory lessons that Catherine gives the group at practice, learn new things myself that I didn’t really know. I find that awesome and well worth being there.  – Nigel Towers – Eb Bass.

Just goes to show, you are never too old to learn.

Combined Central and Wellington District Associations Brass Band Contest in Wellington.

Coming up on the weekend of 8th & 9th September 2018, Wellington is hosting the Combined Central and Wellington District Associations Brass Band Contest.

Every two years both district associations come together and battle it out.

On Saturday the 8th, each band will play their Hymn & Test piece.

On Sunday the 9th, each band will present a half hour entertainment programme.

The contest will be held at St Patrick’s College, 581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, Wellington

Band times to follow.

Training Band

No previous musical experience is required, although the ability to read music is beneficial. Children 9 and over, and adults are all welcome.

Training band rehearses from 5pm – 6pm on Monday nights during school terms. at the Feilding Brass bandroom in Council Place, Feilding.

Lessons are held before rehearsal. The band does 1-2 performances a year which are arranged well in advance.

For more information about lessons etc, please contact the Training Band conductor Catherine Duxfield on 06 326 9403

Supporting Feilding Brass

One part of being in a community group is fundraising. To enable us to continue what we do in the community to entertain you.

Along with Concerts and Community Events, one of our other fundraising activities is on Trade Me.

Whether you are  looking for a bargain or want to support Feilding Brass Band, then please head over to the Feilding Brass Trade Me Page where you may well find yourself a treasure, and you will be supporting our band as well.

If there is another way you would like to support us, please email us at feildingbrass@gmail.com and we will get in contact with you.

Thank you for your support.