Four Live Bands will Perform at Manchester Square for a Day of Free, Community Music – NZ’s May Music Month – Feilding
Get ready for an unforgettable day of live music at the NZ’s May Music Month, taking place on Sunday 28th May 2023 in Manchester Square from 11am to 4pm. This is a free community event part New Zealand’s May Music Month Celebration with a spectacular line up!
11am: The opening act of the day will be performed by Feilding Brass, a band with a remarkable 130-year history of serving the community. Recently, a new musical director named Iraja Max Haas da Silva (Max) has joined the band and will lead the performance. The band will play a mix of upbeat, popular music and traditional brass numbers.
25th of April each year sees Feilding Brass play at 3 Anzac Day services, Feilding, Sanson and Ashhurst. It is our chance to pay our respects to the fallen soldiers of Gallipoli and for defence personnel who still do their bit for our country serving in various parts of the world.
Dan Griffith playing The Last Post in Ashhurst
The rain stayed away which is always a good thing, but it was a tad nippy this morning in Feilding at 6am and Sanson at 9am which gave us all cold fingers, but slowly warmed up by the afternoon in Ashhurst.
Ashhurst Civic Service
One difference in todays proceedings, was that cornet player Elizabeth Rance took the reigns and lead the band down the street in all 3 parades as Drum Major, while our usual man with the big stick, Stephen Lawton played cornet on the marches. Well, when I say played, I mean held the cornet and marched with vigour.
Today saw Feilding Brass perform at the Feilding Library Family Fun Day 2023, held at Kowhai Park in Feilding.
Lead by Catherine Duxfield, the band played a 30 min segment of light entertaining music to a huge crowd, featuring A Grand Day Out, Another Day in Paradise, Despacito, Fields of Gold, Video Killed the Radio Star, One Moment in Time, Blackadder’s March and Friend Like Me.
The band looks forward to playing here again next year.
Coming up on the 26th March 2023, the band will be performing at Brass in The Park at the Levin Adventure Playground. Amongst 3 other bands, Feilding Brass will perform for an hour starting around 2pm. See you there.
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.
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.
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.