‘Tiz The Season

Feilding Brass is a hive of activity in December as the Christmas season is upon us, with our Training Band having their end of year concert, and the senior band marching in 2 Christmas parades, helping out Dannevirke Brass Band with their parade and finishing off with Feilding Carols by Candlelight.


Saturday, 1st December

12pm – Dannevirke Christmas Parade.


Monday, 3rd December

7pm – Feilding Brass Training Band End of Year Concert – Feilding Brass Bandroom, Council Place, Feilding.


Saturday, 8th December

10am – Ashhurst Christmas Parade & Carols


Sunday, 9th December

12pm & 2pm – Feilding Christmas Carnival & Parade


Sunday, 16th December

7pm – Feilding Brass Mini Concert, then Carols at 7.30pm – Feilding Civic Centre.


Training Band Concert

Coming up in two weeks, on Monday 3rd December at 7pm, Feilding Brass Training Band is having its end of year concert at the Feilding Brass bandroom.

Conductor Catherine Duxfield has been a superstar guiding light for the young ones and not so young ones throughout the year and the concert is the end result of lots and lots of practice and some more practice.

After the concert, feel free to have a chat with Catherine about learning possibilities for your child, or even yourself in 2019.

Look forward to seeing you there. Entry is free.

Music Donated

At rehearsal on Wednesday the band received a brand new piece of music, which has been kindly donated to Feilding Brass.

Deep Inside The Sacred Temple from The Pearl Fishers, arranged by Goff Richards, is a beautiful Euphonium duet which is just a pleasure to listen to and we are hoping it will be played by Michael Ashdown and Neil Hickmott at this years Feilding Carols by Candlelight on Sunday 16th December 2018 when Feilding Brass does a half hour mini concert before the carols begin.

Here is a performance of it from Newmilns & Galston Brass Band in the UK.

Hope you enjoy it and come along and hear it played by our band.

Coming Up – Step ‘n Thyme

 

It’s that time again. Step ‘n Thyme Feilding and Districts Leisure Marching Day is near.

Feilding Brass is pleased to be providing music to the opening of this event from 11am at the Feilding Civic Centre stadium on Saturday 17 November 2018.

Come on down and enjoy the fun of the lady’s marching to the beat of the band.

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.

 

Armistice Day and Last Post

Mike Clark plays The Last Post at the Feilding Cenotaph during the Armistice Day service in Feilding.

During the days proceedings Feilding Brass did a 30 minute mini concert for the crowd sitting around the clock tower in the Feilding town square, which was well received.

Listening to stories from a gentleman whose father was in WW1, and what they went through makes us thankful for their contribution to our freedom.

Armistice Day 2018

Feilding Brass will be participating in today’s Armistice Centenary commemorations in the Feilding Square, as we remember the end of World War I.

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

As part of the commemorations, Feilding Brass will be performing at 12.45pm.

For those that lost their lives so we may live ours, we will remember them.