2018 National Contest – Blenheim

A very successful week was held in from 11-15 July 2018 where brass bands from around NZ converged on Blenheim to compete against each other in their respective grades and have a catch up of banding friends.

Click the links below to see all the results from the weeks events, and the Parade of Bands courtesy of Tim at Brassbanned.

BBANZ Contest Results

2018 Parade of Bands – National Contest


Shave For A Cure 2018

On Saturday 7th July 2018 Feilding Brass played at, Eb Bass player Nigel Towers & nephew Rhyan Brownie’s Shave For A Cure event which was held at the Feilding Public Library.

With pieces like Uptown Funk, Ghostbusters to Fly Me To The Moon, the performance was well received by the audience and Library staff.

Even the Manawatu District Mayor, Helen Worboys who is the Patron of Feilding Brass got in on the proceedings by shaving some of Nigel’s beard off.

Well done to Nigel and Rhyan and to Feilding Brass for another entertaining mini concert.

Go to Video tab to see Feilding Brass in action.

(More photos in Gallery).

Fete De La Musique

This afternoon Feilding Brass performed at the Fete De La Musique at Palmerston North Library as part of their music festival.

The set included a couple of very French numbers among the line up of well known tunes. A very crowd pleasing mini concert for young and old.

Nous avons hâte de vous voir l’année prochaine.

More photos in Gallery.

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.

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”.