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.

Friends of Feilding Brass

Would you like to become a friend of Feilding Brass and hear about what we are up to but you are not on Facebook, Instagram and not a fan of navigating websites?

Subscribing to the Feilding Brass website (powered by WordPress) will take care of all of that, and you will get updates about the band and upcoming events via email.

To set it up is easy.

Step 1: When you are on the Feilding Brass website home page, at the bottom right hand corner find the button that says “Follow”. You may have to scroll up and down for it to appear.

Step 2: Click on the word “Follow”. It will then ask for your email address.

Step 3: When you have entered your email address, click “Sign Me Up” and this will appear.

Step 4: Check your emails. You will need to confirm your subscription. Click on “Confirm Follow”, and you are done.

Now, whenever Feilding Brass posts an update or an upcoming event, you will be the first to read it.

We look forward to sharing our band with you.

 

 

End of Year Concert – Coming Soon

Coming up this Saturday 10th November 2018 at 2pm, Feilding Brass’ End of Year Concert – A Musical Matinee, is being held at the Feilding Civic Centre, Aorangi Street Feilding.

Under the musical excellence of Carissa Davies, the band has had a good and busy year and this concert is a great way to end a great year.

Come along and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of glorious music.

Tickets are available at the Feilding Information Centre and Door sales on the day.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, and please tell your friends and family.

Follow us on Facebook.

Combined Concert Delights

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.