National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand
The National Youth Brass Band is a band consisting of New Zealand's most talented young brass and percussion musicians. The band members are all under twenty-three years of age and are selected from nationwide auditions of young band members. There is no automatic selection for a place in the band, as each player must audition annually.
|NATIONAL YOUTH BRASS BAND 2013|
(All three concerts begin at 7.30pm)
THURSDAY 31st JANUARY:
Roxburgh Town Hall and Entertainment Centre
FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY:
Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY:
Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, Dunedin
National Youth Brass Band 2013
The list of members has been released
Many band members have gone on to professional careers in services bands, the NZ Symphony Orchestra, professional conducting and of course the National Band of New Zealand.
During the past seven years, the National Youth Brass Band training programme has developed a successful formula that both challenges and encourages our young musicians. Band members participate in a five-day training course in Wellington followed by a concert tour to a different part of New Zealand.
The annual Summer Courses have been an outstanding success both musically and profile wise for the brass band movement in New Zealand. The band has undertaken some ambitious tours to include the main centres, holiday resort towns and even vineyards, always with a loyal following and with an emphasis on having a lot of fun in the music making.
National Youth Website
The band has its own website. When on tour, you can follow the blog to keep track of them. There are public areas and also private areas that emphasise that it is a community of its own with exciting shared experiences.