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Browns Bay Concert 28 March cancelled

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on March 27, 2021 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Unfortunately there is too mich wind for an outdoor concert today so we have had to cancel.

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That went well!

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on November 21, 2020 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Our annual concert at the PumpHouse Theatre entitled Exultation! A Musical Celebration held on November 15th at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna was a great success.

We had a really good number of audience members who all seemed very appreciative of our performance.

We feel very privileged to be able to perform at all in 2020

Programme for our November 15th concert

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on October 28, 2020 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Rehearsals are sounding great and we are really looking forward to our first concert since lock-down.

Here is the programme:

 

Exultation! (Philip Sparke)

Selections from Sound of Music (R Rodgers, arr. Jim Christiansen)

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Movement 1 (W.A. Mozart, arr. T Birkett)

I Left my Heart in San Francisco (George Cory and Douglass Cross, arr. Alfred Reed)

Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, arr. Bob Lowden)

Memory (Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Bob Lowden)

Mercy, Mery, Mercy (Josef Zawinul, arr. Jerry Nowak)

Sunrise, Sunset (Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, arr. Bob Lowden)

Malaguena (Ernesto Lecuona, arr. Jerry Nowak)

Theme from Cabaret (John Kander and Fred Ebb, arr. Jerry Nowak)

The Dam Busters March (Coates, arr. Duthoit W)

 

Symphony No. 9 (Anton Dvorak, arr. James Curnow)

Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Debussy, arr. Michael Brand)

Come Fly with Me (James Van Heusen, arr. Paul Murtha)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury, arr. John Berry)

Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, arr. J Higgins)

Hoagy Carmichael in Concert (Hoagy Carmichael, arr. Warren Barker)

What a Wonderful World (George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, arr. Bob Lowden)


We are having a concert!

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on October 9, 2020 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

There were times when it seemed that this wasn't likey to happen, but we are practising hard for our big Annual Concert at the lovely PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna.

This time we have called it 'Exultation! A Musical Celebration' and features a programme of exciting and uplifting music to help take us away from the daily worries of life.

The programme will feature a wide variety of music from marches to musicals, with pieces by Mozart, Queen, Debussy, Hoagy Carmichael, and more. We will open with the wonderful (and challenging to play)  'Exultation!' by Philip Sparke

Sunday 15th November at 2pm

Tickets are available now from www.pumphouse.co.nz


Rehearsals are starting again this Tuesday June 9th

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on June 4, 2020 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The North Shore Concert Band, like so many other things, has been on an enforced break since mid March due to the global pandemic.

But we have just received the very welcome news that we are now able to return to our practice venue, so we will be back making music together from Tuesday June 9th - bring it on!

Annual PumpHouse concert this Sunday

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on September 5, 2019 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

We are very excited to be performing our big annual concert this Sunday.

Tickets will be available on the door.

Details:

2pm Sunday 8th September at The PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna
www.pumphouse.co.nz

Join the North Shore Concert Band on a musical exploration of Frontiers: Past and Future, from the wild west to outer space.

The programme will include excerpts from Holst’s Planet Suite, the music of Star Trek, popular themes from the old Westerns, and much more. The band will also be joined on stage by special guest artist Marika Balzat on violin.

 

Programme:

The Wild Westerns arr. Michael Story

Sea Songs R. Vaughan Williams

Hot Latin arr. John Wasson

Sax Serenade Ira P. Schwarz

Swiss Alps performed by Darrell Daglish

How to Train your Dragon John Powell arr. Sean O'Loughlin

Hobbits Hymn Johan De Meij

Army of the Nile Kenneth J. Alford

Out of Africa John Barry arr. Johan de Meij

Songs of Israel Traditional arr. Anne McGinty

Cinema Paradiso (with violin) arr. Robert Longfield

Czardas (with violin) Vittorio Monti arr. Andrew Glover

 

Clarinets on the Shore clarinet choir performance

Cole Porter on Broadway arr. Warren Barker

The Music of the Night Andrew Lloyd Webber arr. Bob Lowden

Come Fly with Me James Van Heusen arr. Paul Murtha

Stairway to Heaven Led Zepplin arr. Frank Erickson

Mars Gustav Holst arr. Jay Bocook

Venus Gustav Holst arr. Calvin Custer

Jupiter Gustav Holst arr. Calvin Custer

When the Stars Began to Fall Traditional arr. Fred. J Allen

Symphonic Suite from Star Trek Michael Giacchino arr. Jay Bocook


NZCBA Band Weekend

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on May 26, 2019 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The North Shore Concert Band is very excited to be hosting the next Band Weekend on behalf of the NZ Concert Band Association and featuring Musical Director Peter Thomas.

This will be running from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon on the weekend of 14th - 16th June.

Registrations are now open!

If you would like to take part you can sign up at nzcba.org/band-weekend-2019


Just click on the REGISTER NOW link and fill in the form.


The cost for the weekend is $60


Time commitment: It is a very full on but rewarding weekend. You will need to be available on the Friday evening, all day Saturday (something like 9am – 5pm) and most of Sunday (like 9am – 3pm) .


What will happen:


Friday evening - everyone will assemble for the first time and have a first run through of the music (which will hopefully be sent out in advance).


Saturday - will be spent rehearsing the music, some of that time will be spent in section rehearsals. There is usually an optional group dinner on the Saturday evening.


Sunday – More rehearsals in the morning followed by a concert in the afternoon, which is usually free / gold coin donation for anyone who wants to come and listen.


Musical Director: Peter Thomas, Musical Director of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and, many years ago, of the North Shore Concert Band.


Why is it good? By the end of the weekend your musicianship will have gone up several notches, you will have met and learned from lots of great people from all over the country, and you will have performed in a really good concert.



Confirmed bookings for 2019 so far

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on April 27, 2019 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday 5th May 2-3pm, The Poynton Takapuna

Sunday 19th May 2-3pm, Evelyn Page Orewa

Friday 14th – Sunday 16th June, Hosting the NZCBA Band Weekend at Birkenhead College

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August, NZCBA Festival (Diocesand School Auckland)

Sunday 25th August, Selwyn Village

Sunday 8th September 2-4pm, The Pumphouse Theatre

NSCB 40th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on June 6, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments 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


Bon Voyage plus other news updates

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on November 23, 2017 at 3:45 AM Comments 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.

Current bookings:

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!


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