The North Shore Concert Band

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NSCB World Tour 2017

Posted by 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 ‘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

A new concert and a cancellation

Posted by on March 1, 2017 at 4:15 AM Comments 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.

Happy New Year

Posted by on January 22, 2017 at 4:15 AM Comments 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!

Albany Christmas Carols December 18th

Posted by on December 13, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments 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!

Concert on Sunday 20th November

Posted by on November 12, 2016 at 2:45 AM Comments 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
Mancini Spectacular
Sinatra in Concert
Abba in Concert
Bond, James Bond
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
American in Paris
La Cumparsita
Take Five
What a wonderful World
Come Fly With Me
Hot Latin
Highlights from Chess
Georgia on my Mind
Puttin on the Ritz
Hymn for Band

Nearly showtime!

Posted by on July 3, 2016 at 5:30 AM Comments 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

See the poster on our home page for details.


Posted by on February 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM Comments 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.

First rehearsal of 2016 coming soon

Posted by on January 19, 2016 at 11:30 PM Comments 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


It's all Christmas gigs from here!

Posted by on November 23, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Starting with carols at Birkenhead Primary school this Saturday followed by:

Sat 5th Dec 4:00-6:00pm Browns Bay Phoenix Plaza

Sun 6th Dec 2:00-3:45pm Selwyn Village

Thurs 17th Dec 6:30-7:30pm Birkenhead Shops


Posted by on October 4, 2015 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, it's been pretty busy since our last post.

The Last Night of the Proms Concert in August was a sell-out and a huge success in spite of a last minute change of conductor.

Many thanks to Marion Littin for stepping in on very short notice and doing a wonderful job, and congratulations to Mike Ashton on the arrival of his daughter!

Mike is now well and truly back waving the baton and we have a number of concerts lined up. Here is the full list as it stands:


Sunday 11th October 1-3pm - Cornwall Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday 17th October 2-3pm - Albany Presbyterian Church

Saturday 5th December 4-6pm – Browns Bay (in the Phoenix Plaza)

Sunday 6th December 2-3:30pm - Selwyn Retirement Village

Saturday 27th February 12-2pm - Browns Bay Village Green

Sunday 13th March 2-4pm - Kensington Park, Orewa



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, May 25 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Jun 1 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Jun 8 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM