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.
Coming up on Sunday 4th November 2018 at 2.30pm, Feilding Brass, Levin & Districts Brass and Palmerston North Salvation Army Brass Band come together for an afternoon of wonderful music making, at the Palmerston North Salvation Army Church in Church Street, Palmerston North.
Each band will play a mini concert, then all 3 will join to play together to finish the afternoon’s entertainment.
Entry is by gold coin donation or canned food.
All proceeds go to the Palmerston North Salvation Army and their food bank.
Look forward to seeing you there.
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.
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.
58 Taonui Street
P.O. Box 4335
Palmerston North 4442
Ph: 06 356 2330
Fax: 06 356 2331
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.
Feilding Brass has been around for many many years, and as the band gets older, the players get older, our instruments get older and at times unable to be repaired or played as well as they once did when they were new.
But this instrument can be used by a beginner starting out in the Feilding Brass Training Band which makes it a good stepping stone into the senior band.
Feilding Brass is fundraising to buy a new Euphonium for the Senior band, and we need your help.
Any new instruments that we can get for Feilding Brass will always have an enormous flow on effect for everyone in our brass band family and our community who wants to learn.
Money raised will go towards purchasing a brand new 4 valve, compensating Euphonium.
Any surplus funds raised will go towards purchasing new music.
If you would like to help us and donate, then click on the link to our Givealittle page Euphonium For Feilding Brass
Thank you for your support.
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!