February’s Forte’

February sees Feilding Brass in full swing, rehearsing for our first gig for 2019 which    is on Sunday 24th March as part of Brass In The Park, a free concert in Levin, hosted    by Levin & Districts Brass.

Starting at 12.30pm, the concert features Levin Centennial Concert Band,
Levin & Districts Brass, Feilding Brass, Trust Porirua City Brass and
Kapiti Brass.

This will truly be an afternoon of wonderful brass playing full of entertaining music.

Feilding Training Band started up on 11th February, and have 3 new learners who have joined the group which is a great sight to see. One of which is learning the drum kit, so Steve better look out. He has competition now. It’s great to see Senior band members coming along to help out and guiding the learners during practise.

Also on our radar is the New Zealand Tattoo being held in Palmerston North on the 12th & 13th April,  which Feilding Brass is participating in.  Playing alongside such great bands as The NZ Army Band, Brass Wanganui and Royal New Zealand Air Force Band and others, this is going to be an amazing experience for everyone.

Watch this space.

Tickets are available at www.nztattoo.nz

 

The New Year Begins

On January 30th, at our bandroom Feilding Brass started practise for the new year ahead, blowing out the cobwebs with a few new pieces donated to the band and others to get our lips back into shape.

With Carissa and Stephen at the helm, and a new year planned with exciting activities, along with our regular community events, we will be a very busy band, and look forward to seeing you at them.

Watch this space!

Feilding Brass Training Band starts back up on Monday 11th February 2019 at 5pm at the bandroom, so if you know of anyone who would like to learn a brass instrument come along and have a chat with the Training Band conductor, Catherine Duxfield.

2018 was a good year for Feilding Brass, and we have put together a slideshow of our events.

 

2018 Out, 2019 In.

December, as always has been a busy time for Feilding Brass with 3 Christmas parades and ending with Feilding Carols by Candlelight, and Living Xmas in Manchester Square.

As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who has supported Feilding Brass over the year, and look forward to seeing you all in 2019 as we do it again.

Gigs coming up in the New Year : Brass In The Park, ANZAC Day Services x 3 and Feilding Festival of Bands to name a few.

Feilding Brass rehearsal starts up again on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at 7.30pm and Training Band starts back on Monday 11th February 2019 at 5pm.

Have a safe and happy New Year.

The Passing of Ray Toy

Feilding Brass wishes to acknowledge the passing of  Ray Toy on the 8th October 2018.

Ray was a big part of Feilding Municipal Band as it was known back in the day.

He was involved with the junior band and conducted the Senior band for a number of years. Ray was National Open Baritone Champion.

He also had an agricultural shop in Feilding for awhile, called Allegro Agriculture.

Rest in peace Mr Toy, you were a huge influence on many an aspiring brass band player.

Symon Business Equipment Supports Feilding Brass


Dan Griffiths – Director/Sales – Symon Business Equipment, Palmerston North

 

Feilding Brass has been very fortunate with the kind generosity from Palmerston North business, Symon Business Equipment, who has donated a Sharp Multifunction Printer to the band.

Dan Griffiths, Director and Sales at Symon Business Equipment, has been a huge  supporter and playing member in Feilding Brass for many years.

It is with great appreciation from the Management Committee and band members, that we accept this generous gift, and thank Dan and his business for supporting Feilding Brass.

Symons started in 1986. They have been helping businesses and organisations for a long time and you can be confident that they are here for you now, and into the future.

Symon Business

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

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

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.

Our Youth in Banding

One great thing about playing in a musical group is not just playing a tune, its also about learning, no matter how old you are.

At senior band rehearsal tonight, percussionist Steve is showing new percussionist Sarah the correct technique for doing a cymbal roll.

Good to see the young ones interested in music, and the more experienced players willing to teach their skill.