Nominations are now open for positions on the Management Committee of BBANZ. A nomination form can be downloaded from this website or sent to you by request. Nominations close on Tuesday 2 September.
Remits for consideration at the AGM should also be sent to the BBANZ Office by 2 September.
2017 National Championships
Applications to host the 2017 National Championships close on Sunday 31 August. Bands will receive a summary of each application with their annual report and will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred location at the AGM.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 1 November at the West Plaza Hotel, Wellington. An open discussion evening regarding the future of the National Contest will be held on the evening prior from 7.30pm.
The July/August issue of The Mouthpiece is out.
This special 16-page issue includes results from the National Championships and also from the West Coast contest, a tribute international banding stalwart with a special connection to New Zealand, an invitation to the 150th Anniversary of the RNZ Artillery Band and much more.
The Mouthpiece is made possible with sponsorship from JP Musical Instruments and Music Ways and with assistance from our advertisers this mouth – Music Works and ABI Music Ltd.
It is not long now until the 2014 National Band of New Zealand and Kapa Haka group meet in Auckland to prepare for their tour to China and Korea.
Would you like to help the National Band showcase their brass band brilliance? If so, visit www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/bbanz and show your support by making a donation. As BBANZ is a registered charity all donations are tax deductable.
We are very grateful to all the individuals and businesses that have already supported the Band through seat sponsorship.
Adjudicator: Stephen Cobb
Sacred Item/Set Work/Own Choice = Total
1. Wellington Brass (David Bremner): 95/145/145 = 385
2. Dalewool Auckland Brass (Nigel Weeks): 94/144/146 = 384
3. North Shore Brass (Colin Clark): 92/142/144 = 378
4. Woolston Brass (Graham Hickman): 93/141/140 = 374
5. Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass (Tyme Marsters): 91/137/142 = 370
6. Ascot Park Hotel Brass (Dwayne Bloomfield): 87/138/143 = 368
7. Waitakere Auckland Brass (Russell Gray): 86/140/141 = 367
8. Marlborough District Brass (Kevin Moseley): 90/136/139 = 365
9. Brass Wanganui (Bruce Jellyman): 89/135/138 = 362
10. St Kilda Brass (Peter Adams): 85/139/137 = 361