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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 L...

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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...

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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...

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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


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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 Februar...

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NSCB World Tour 2017

Posted by fran@franruss.co.nz on August 11, 2017 at 5:35 AM Comments 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 ‘S...

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