Feilding Library Family Fun Day 2023

Today saw Feilding Brass perform at the Feilding Library Family Fun Day 2023, held at Kowhai Park in Feilding.

Lead by Catherine Duxfield, the band played a 30 min segment of light entertaining music to a huge crowd, featuring A Grand Day Out, Another Day in Paradise, Despacito, Fields of Gold, Video Killed the Radio Star, One Moment in Time, Blackadder’s March and Friend Like Me.

The band looks forward to playing here again next year.

Coming up on the 26th March 2023, the band will be performing at Brass in The Park at the Levin Adventure Playground. Amongst 3 other bands, Feilding Brass will perform for an hour starting around 2pm. See you there.

Family Fun Day

Feilding Library Family Fun Day – Kowhai Park

Date: Sunday, 19 March 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 01:00 pm (3 hours)

Feilding Brass will be playing from 12.30pm till 1pm


ENTIRELY FREE! This fantastic community event is not to be missed so mark your calendar on the 19th March. This event will be a great local experience for Whānau to have a lot of fun.

FREE FOOD & DRINK (Limited Items)

Sausage Sizzle, Drinks, Popcorn, Candy Floss.


Giveaways, Bouncy Slide, Arena Obstacle Course, Carnival Games,

Fun Activities, Fire Engine, Obstacle Course, Virtual Reality Display, Superhero Character Walk About, Photo Booth, Equipment for Kids to Play On & Kowhai Park Playground is close by. Plus more…..

Manawatu Youth Expo 2023 – Feilding

Come along to the Manawatu Youth Expo this Saturday 18 February at the Feilding Civic Centre and check out Feilding Brass Training Band. Several of the senior band members will be there to show you all there is to know about the band, how to play an instrument and how to get started in the Training Band. You are never too old to start.

Any inquiries, please contact Catherine Duxfield on 027 261 2929.

Happy New Year

Feilding Brass welcomes you all to 2023, and another year of fun brass banding.

Coming up tomorrow Sunday 12th February, Feilding Brass will do its first playout for 2023 at Explore Esplanade Day in Palmerston North. Fun for all the family.

The band will be playing around 10.05am close to the Rose Garden Cafe in the Esplanade with a set of 6 pieces to entertain the crowd. Come along and say hi.

Coming up in March sees the band attend 2 more playouts to entertain and please the audience, along with the bands AGM which is at the end of March.

This year will be exciting for the band and we look forward to sharing our passion with you.

Merry Xmas from Feilding Brass

Feilding Xmas Parade

Its that time of year again when Xmas parades are all go. As a standing tradition, Feilding Brass, Levin & Districts Brass and Dannevirke Brass help each other out to bolster numbers and just have a real good time. Parades done this year were Ashhusrt, Dannevirke and Feilding. Unfortunately due to bad weather, Levin was cancelled.

Dannevirke Xmas Parade
Ashhurst Xmas Parade

As like all other times of the year, our final playout was Christmas Carols in Feilding.

This is a very special playout, as it is our MD Carissa Davies’ last out in front of the band.

Carissa won’t be leaving the band, but returning to play Euphonium in 2023, so we look forward to seeing her on that in the new year.

On behalf of the band and all our supporters, we would like to thank Carissa for all her hard work in front of the band and all that she did behind the scenes to keep the band going. We appreciate all you have done for us.

Feilding Brass / Palmerston North Brass Combined Concert

26th November 2022 saw Feilding Brass and Palmerston North Brass in a Combined Concert to end the year on a high note.

The concert started with Palmerston North Brass Academy lead by Mat Johnston, who played 4 pieces for the audience.

Once the stage had been reset, Feilding Brass came out, lead by MD Carissa Davies and did a 40 min bracket. Soloist were Andrew on Flugel Horn and Nigel on Eb Bass.

After half time tea and cake supplied by Palmerston North Brass, their band came out on stage and performed their segment under MD Keenan Buchannan.

Soloists were Carmel and Allan, both on Trombone.

Then Feilding Brass and Palmerston North Brass came together and performed 2 combined pieces chosen by each MD.

A wonderful night had by everyone and we hope happens again in the future.

Coming up, Feilding Brass is in Christmas Parade mode playing in Ashhurst, Dannevirke, Levin, and of course Feilding parade.

Music, Muffins and More

22nd October 2022 saw Feilding Brass back in concert, back in the Feilding Centre after a while of being away. It was good to be there.

Music varied from Another One Bite The Dust, All That Jazz, Hine Hine to The Wellerman.

The concert included solos from Andrew Aitken playing Under The Boardwalk and Nadia Aitken playing Stardust, in the first half and second half respectively.

We were very lucky to have two guest vocalists with us, Andrew Jamieson and Erica Ward who sang with us throughout the concert, which added to enjoyment of the afternoon.

This year we introduced the concept of having an afternoon tea while watching and listening to the band, and it was a great success.

Feilding Brass wishes to acknowledge and thank Wayne Belk for being our photographer for the day. It was much appreciated. We would also like to thank the following sponsors, that helped make today possible – Alsco, Mikey’s Building Services, Feilding & District Promotion Inc, Gilmours, Reuben Lueng-Wai and Nigel Towers.

Please enjoy some more photos from the concert and we hope to see you next time.