In 2018 we celebrated our 40th anniversary with a concert at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna, a venue that we have a very strong connection with, having put on our main annual concert there for most of those 40 years. The concert featured three former conductors and a number of original band members, some of whom are still regular members of the band. We are very proud to have provided an opportunity for adult musicians to perform together for so long and to bring live music to the larger Auckland community.
We have played all over Auckland in places such as the Pumphouse Theatre in Takapuna, the Playhouse Theatre in Blockhouse Bay, the Centrestage Theatre in Orewa, and in bandstands at the Zoo, Cornwall Park, Devonport and Northcote Town Centre. We also play at a number of retirement villages, shopping centres, the annual Farmers Parade and have even played at the opening of two bus stations.
So what is a Concert Band?