Oktoberfest 2018

Coming up on Saturday 6th October 2018, Feilding Brass’ Oompah Band will be performing at the Palmerston North Cosmopolitan Club’s 2018 Oktoberfest.

A night of comradery, singing, laughter and alot of toe tapping and dancing along to many, many tunes.

Put on ya finest Lederhosen, put a feather in ya cap and lets Oompah!

Contest Time In The Capital

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head to Wellington. Specifically Kilbirnie.

On Saturday and Sunday this weekend 8th & 9th September, is the Central Districts & Wellington Districts Brass Band Associations biennial brass band contest.

Head along to St Patrick’s College, 581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, Wellington and enjoy two days of brass band music making.

From Youth/Aux Bands to A-D bands, there is music from all capabilities and styles to delight you.

On Saturday the 8th, starting at 9.00am each band will play their Hymn & Test piece.

On Sunday the 9th, starting at 10.00am each band will present a half hour entertainment programme.

Bands competing are from Wanganui, Wellington, Upper Hutt, Porirua, Napier, Masterton, Palmerston North, Levin, Lower Hutt and Feilding.

Come along and support your favourite band and enjoy the others on show.

 

Combined Central and Wellington District Associations Brass Band Contest in Wellington.

Coming up on the weekend of 8th & 9th September 2018, Wellington is hosting the Combined Central and Wellington District Associations Brass Band Contest.

Every two years both district associations come together and battle it out.

On Saturday the 8th, each band will play their Hymn & Test piece.

On Sunday the 9th, each band will present a half hour entertainment programme.

The contest will be held at St Patrick’s College, 581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, Wellington

Band times to follow.

Upcoming Event – Shave For A Cure

Saturday 7th July 2018 at 10.30am, Nigel Towers (Eb Bass player) and 7 year old step-nephew Rhyan, are Shaving For A Cure at the Feilding Public Library. Nigel will be shaving his hair and beard. Come on down and be part of it.

Feilding Brass will be providing entertainment before the event, from 10.00am.

If you would like to donate to Nigel’s fundraiser, go to Nigel Towers Shave For A Cure 2018

Nigel has raised $1,230.00 so far.

Upcoming Event

Come down to the Palmerston North City Library this Saturday 23rd June 2018 where Feilding Brass will take part in Fête De La Musique 2018 , in an afternoon of French culture.

Every year since 1982, French people gather in the streets of the country to enjoy free concerts and celebrate the arrival of summer. This year again Palmerston North Library  want to share this event, an important part of the French culture, with you!

During the afternoon, you will enjoy a wide range of musical genres: from classical music to pop, rock, folk or jazz… There will be something for everyone! And to finish the day in a great atmosphere, Julia Paul, from The Voice France, and her two musicians will be entertaining us with their New Caldonian future soul music!

Feilding Brass will be performing at 4.50pm.

Look forward to seeing you there.

 

Upcoming Event

Coming up on Sunday 17th June 2018, is Feilding Brass’ annual Feilding Festival of Bands held all day at the Feilding Civic Centre.

The Feilding Festival of Bands is an annual contest for brass, wind, and school bands. The contest does not score or rank bands, but awards them Gold, Silver, or Bronze based on how well they perform the music they have chosen. In addition there are four special awards for the festival:

Most Entertaining Program and runner-up which are awarded to the two bands which provide the greatest audience appeal on the day.

Best Soloist and runner-up. In order to be considered for a solo award the soloist must feature for the majority of a piece. The soloist chosen may be instrumental or vocal.

Bands performing, and times to be added soon.

For more information, click on the “Feilding Festival of Bands 2018” tab above.