A Musical Marvel

Saturday 10th November 2018 at 2pm saw Feilding Brass performing our End of Year Concert – A Musical Matinee, which was a huge success with the band playing music such as A Salute From Lucerne, As The Deer, Georgia (Featuring Dan Griffiths – above photo) and Happy, to name a few.

Our Guest Artists this year were Six to Sixty, from Palmerston North who gave us two performances during the afternoon. Wonderful to have them here.

Our first soloist for the afternoon concert was from Annika McBrearty on Tenor Horn who gave a beautiful performance of Make You Feel My Love.

Our second half began with Mike Ashdown playing the beautiful Irish tune, Carrickfergus on Euphonium.

A Feilding Brass concert is never complete, without a vocal number and we did not disappoint.

The wonderful voice of Steve Mackley, performed Beyond the Sea. Superb.

During the concert there were three long service certificates awarded for outstanding service to the brass band movement in New Zealand.

Left to right: Terry Hammond – 45 years service, Steve Mackley – 35 years service and Nigel Towers – 40 years service. Congratulations from the band, well done.

A concert is never a concert without sponsors, and we could not have done ours without the generosity of the following sponsors who contributed to this event.  From the members of Feilding Brass and all our supporters we say thank you very much for your contribution to our concert.

To finish the concert, the band played Band of Brothers and Calling Cornwall. A brilliant way to end an amazing concert by the Feilding Brass Band.

We still have a few more Xmas gigs coming up in 2018, but look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Would like like to say a big hello and welcome to all the new Friends of Feilding Brass. Welcome to our family.

 

Combined Concert Delights

On a very windy Sunday afternoon in Palmerston North, three bands came together to entertain at the Palmerston North Salvation Army Citadel.

Levin & Districts Brass Band and Palmerston North Salvation Army Band joined our very own Feilding Brass in an awesome concert this afternoon.

Palmerston North Salvation Army Band played first with traditional Salvation Army music, with Levin & Districts Brass Band playing second with their array of music and Feilding Brass bringing up the rear with a bouncy segment of brass band magic.

Once each band did their individual mini concerts, they all came together to play 3 pieces – Theme From Impromptu No.2 Opus 142, Happy, and A Celtic Blessing.

Such a lovely afternoon of music and fellowship, as we head into Feilding Brass’ End of Year Concert – A Musical Matinee on Saturday 10th November 2018 at 2pm at the Feilding Civic Centre. Tickets available at Feilding Information Centre, and door sales on the day.

Hope to see you there.

Eins, zwei, drei … Super! Oktoberfest 2018

Last night at the Palmerston North Cosmopolitan Club, came the “Oompah-pah, Oompah-pah” as Feilding Brass played and swayed to the music of Oktoberfest.

Lead by Steve Mackley and Carissa Davies, the audience of which many were dressed for the occasion, enjoyed a night of Bavarian music where singing was the must and dancing and audience participation was a lot of fun.

Spot prizes were given out during the evening and the band had 2 guest conductors from the audience which was awesome.

Starting and finishing the evening with an Ein Prosit, the night was a complete success and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

More photos in Gallery.

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.