The North Shore Concert Band Providing an opportunity to make and listen to great music
|Posted by [email protected] on June 6, 2018 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 40th Anniversary Concert at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna.
Tickets can be purchased from band members or online https://pumphouse.co.nz/whats-on/show/40th-anniversary-celebration/" target="_blank">here
|Posted by [email protected] on November 23, 2017 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
A goodbye (for now)
We would like to wish our amazing Muscial Director Alex Eichelbaum all the best as he heads off to Europe. We hope to see him back intermittently next year.
And a big welcome
To Leo Jaffrey who is taking over the role of Musical Director. He will be conducting our next concert in Browns Bay.
Saturday 2nd December 3 - 5pm - Browns Bay Phoenix plaza (before the Santa Parade)
Sunday 18th February 4-6pm - Browns Bay beachfront
Sunday 11th March 2pm to 4pm - Waiake
Sunday 25th March 2pm to 4pm – Kensington Park
Sunday 5th August 2pm to 4pm - PumpHouse Theatre - 40th Anniversary concert!
|Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2017 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
Our annual concert at the wonderful PumpHouse Theatre is just around the corner.
We are now fully concentrating on this, having just come back from our first performance at the national NZ Concert Band Association Festival in Whangarei, which was a fantastic experience all round.
This year we are playing music from all around the globe from ‘Out of Africa’ to ‘An American in Paris’, stopping over for some Arabian Nights with Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade’ and travelling through a variety of musical styles before returning home to NZ with the lovely ‘Hine e Hine’.
The Ad Augusta Headmaster's School Choir from Mount Albert Grammar School will also be performing.
For all the latest news (updated more frequently than here) please check out our facebook page at
|Posted by [email protected] on March 1, 2017 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
Our current list of concerts:
Sunday 12th March, 2-4pm, Browns Bay beachfront, by the playground
Sunday 26th March, 1-3pm, Cornwall Park
Sunday 9th April, 2:30 - 3:30pm, Northbridge Retirement Village
We are very pleased to be returning to the Northbridge Retirement Village in April as we haven't played there for a while.
However, the Kensington Park concert on March 19th has been cancelled. We hope to play there later in the year.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 22, 2017 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
The North Shore Concert Band will be back from summer holidays on Tuesday 31st January and we'll be practising for a set of summer concerts in March:
Sunday 12th March, 2-4pm, Browns Bay
Sunday 19th March, 4-6pm, Kensington Park, Orewa
Sunday 26th March, 1-3pm, Cornwall Park
Looking forward to getting back into it!
|Posted by [email protected] on December 13, 2016 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
Our final event of the year is Christmas carols at Albany Lakes.
They have a big line up of happenings on stage from 3pm - 8pm. We will be there from 4:45 to 5:30.
Event details here
Merry Christmas everyone!
|Posted by [email protected] on November 12, 2016 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
We are very much looking forward to playing our first concert at the beautiful Auckland Botanic Gardens on Sunday 20th November.
Here is the planned programme:
Fanfare for the Common Man
Sinatra in Concert
Abba in Concert
Bond, James Bond
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
American in Paris
What a wonderful World
Come Fly With Me
Highlights from Chess
Georgia on my Mind
Puttin on the Ritz
Hymn for Band
|Posted by [email protected] on July 3, 2016 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
It's been way too long since our last post.
Since then we have welcomed Alex Eichelbaum as our new Musical Director and we are now working towards our big annual concert at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna, which will be a celebration of great music from Movies and Musicals spanning a number of decades.
Our PumpHouse concert has sold out for the previous two years and we are really looking forward to this one on Sunday August 7th at 2pm.
Tickets are now on sale at www.pumphouse.co.nz
See the poster on our home page for details.
|Posted by [email protected] on February 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM||comments (0)|
The North Shore Concert Band is looking for a new Musical Director! We will be auditioning late March / early April so if you're interested or know anyone who might be - please get in touch.
In the meantime you can catch our current MD, the marvellous Mike Ashton, waving a stick at us for the last time this Saturday (Feb 27th) between midday and 2pm at the Browns Bay Village Green.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 19, 2016 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
The band will back at Birkenhead College for rehearsals on Tuesday 2nd February 7:30 - 9:30pm
2016 Bookings confirmed so far:
Saturday 27th February 12-2pm - Browns Bay Village Green
Sunday 13th March 2-4pm - Kensington Park, Orewa
Sunday 20th March 1-3pm – Cornwall Park Band Rotunda
Sunday 7th August 2-4pm – PumpHouse Theatre