Merry Xmas from Feilding Brass

Feilding Xmas Parade

Its that time of year again when Xmas parades are all go. As a standing tradition, Feilding Brass, Levin & Districts Brass and Dannevirke Brass help each other out to bolster numbers and just have a real good time. Parades done this year were Ashhusrt, Dannevirke and Feilding. Unfortunately due to bad weather, Levin was cancelled.

Dannevirke Xmas Parade
Ashhurst Xmas Parade

As like all other times of the year, our final playout was Christmas Carols in Feilding.

This is a very special playout, as it is our MD Carissa Davies’ last out in front of the band.

Carissa won’t be leaving the band, but returning to play Euphonium in 2023, so we look forward to seeing her on that in the new year.

On behalf of the band and all our supporters, we would like to thank Carissa for all her hard work in front of the band and all that she did behind the scenes to keep the band going. We appreciate all you have done for us.

Feilding Brass / Palmerston North Brass Combined Concert

26th November 2022 saw Feilding Brass and Palmerston North Brass in a Combined Concert to end the year on a high note.

The concert started with Palmerston North Brass Academy lead by Mat Johnston, who played 4 pieces for the audience.

Once the stage had been reset, Feilding Brass came out, lead by MD Carissa Davies and did a 40 min bracket. Soloist were Andrew on Flugel Horn and Nigel on Eb Bass.

After half time tea and cake supplied by Palmerston North Brass, their band came out on stage and performed their segment under MD Keenan Buchannan.

Soloists were Carmel and Allan, both on Trombone.

Then Feilding Brass and Palmerston North Brass came together and performed 2 combined pieces chosen by each MD.

A wonderful night had by everyone and we hope happens again in the future.

Coming up, Feilding Brass is in Christmas Parade mode playing in Ashhurst, Dannevirke, Levin, and of course Feilding parade.

Music, Muffins and More

22nd October 2022 saw Feilding Brass back in concert, back in the Feilding Centre after a while of being away. It was good to be there.

Music varied from Another One Bite The Dust, All That Jazz, Hine Hine to The Wellerman.

The concert included solos from Andrew Aitken playing Under The Boardwalk and Nadia Aitken playing Stardust, in the first half and second half respectively.

We were very lucky to have two guest vocalists with us, Andrew Jamieson and Erica Ward who sang with us throughout the concert, which added to enjoyment of the afternoon.

This year we introduced the concept of having an afternoon tea while watching and listening to the band, and it was a great success.

Feilding Brass wishes to acknowledge and thank Wayne Belk for being our photographer for the day. It was much appreciated. We would also like to thank the following sponsors, that helped make today possible – Alsco, Mikey’s Building Services, Feilding & District Promotion Inc, Gilmours, Reuben Lueng-Wai and Nigel Towers.

Please enjoy some more photos from the concert and we hope to see you next time.

Anzac Day 2022 in Feilding

Feilding Brass will be attending the dawn service at the Feilding Cenotaph as we pay our respects to the fallen. No marching this year in Feilding but it will still be just as special.

Feilding RSA president Captain Barrie Law beside the cenotaph at Feilding’s Manchester Square.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/300566128/feilding-rsa-adamant-anzac-day-service-will-be-just-as-meaningful

We Will Remember Them.

Thank You “Symon Business Equipment” For Your Support

Feilding Brass would like to acknowledge the ongoing support from Dan & Angela at Symon Business Equipment in Palmerston North for the supply and maintenance of our photocopier in the bandroom along with any other printing needs that we have.

Dan and Angela have been associated with the band and supported the band for many years, and Dan is an active player as Principal Cornet for the band.

For all your photocopier and printing needs contact them today. https://symonbusiness.co.nz/

Symon Business
58 Taonui Street
P.O. Box 4335
Palmerston North 4442

Ph: 06 356 2330
Fax: 06 356 2331
Email: info@symonbusiness.co.nz