New Zealand Champion B Grade Band 2014 | Champion Drum Major of New Zealand 2013-2014
New Plymouth Brass is the oldest brass band in New Zealand. It plays a major part in the cultural and civic life of the New Plymouth District and is recognised as one of the top musical groups in the region. The band competes in the National Brass Band Championships annually, and are currently recognised as a New Zealand B-Grade Band. Many of its players have won, and continue to win national titles. Our mission is to provide musical excellence through fellowship and fun; to build a band that the community is proud of, and to succeed in all aspects.
We practice on Monday and Thursday nights, with Junior band held on Wednesdays. New members are welcome, please contact our musical directors by email using the links below for more information.
After a couple of disruptive years, 2023 has arrived, and we’re all feeling a lot more settled!
We have recently formalised the appointment of Bryce Gordon as our Musical Director. Bryce conducted the band several decades ago, and since then has held the seat of Principal Cornet. Last year Bryce stepped into the MD role in a temporary capacity, and it is great that he has agreed to make this a permanent arrangement.
Our Brass Academy and Junior Band programmes are back up and running for 2023. We cater for musicians of all levels, and welcome anyone interested in learning brass to join us. Please contact one of the people listed at the bottom of the page for more information.
To kick off the new year, the band will play a free concert ‘Brass in the Park’ on Sunday 5th March, while we are still lucky enough to be enjoying some Summer weather. Join us from 3pm on the Hatchery Lawn in Pukekura Park, for some toe tapping tunes amongst the birdsong.
We are in the process of locking in our calendar for the remainder of the year, which will likely include a couple of contests as well as public concerts and all of the usual community service things that we do throughout the year.
We look forward to seeing you during the year, and thank you for your continued support of The Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass.
Our Give-a-little page is still running, should you wish to contribute to the bands operational costs. We really appreciate the support of our community. https://givealittle.co.nz/org/new-plymouth-brass
Yours in music…
New Plymouth Brass © 2021. All Rights Reserved.