The ‘Trusts’ Waitakere Brass Band wins the 2009 Auckland Regional Band Contest.
The ‘Trusts’ Waitakere Brass Band achieved back to back wins in the A section traditional competition at the Auckland Regional Band Contest in Papakura on 6 September 2009. Playing Diversions on a Bass Theme (Lloyd) the Band narrowly edged out Dalewool Auckland Brass in a tightly fought contest that saw the decision go down to the final point.
The win was particularly sweet for the Band as it was the first recipient of the new Jim Carson MBE memorial trophy. Jim had been a member of Waitakere for many years and musical director Steven Booth was delighted to accept the trophy from Jim’s son, James, pictured here with adjudicator Steve Miles.
The Band is especially honoured to be the first name that will appear on the trophy.