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Taylor at the helm for 2018 Contest

Taylor at the helm for 2018 Contest

Howard Taylor M.Mus is fast becoming one of the most successful conductors in the history of brass banding in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s no wonder we are thrilled to have him this side of the ditch once again to prepare the band for the NZ National Championships later this month.

Contest 2018 - Have we got news for you

Contest 2018 - Have we got news for you

The Waitakere Brass Band is heading off to Blenheim for the Annual Brass Band National Championships. We need one last run through of all our material before heading off into the wintery South, and that’s where you, lovely audience, come in!

National Brass Contest 2017

National Brass Contest 2017

2017 has been a very busy time year for us so far. From the National Contest and Anzac Day in April, Jazz Mania in May, ABA Solo & Party Compe...

ABA Solo Contest - Soloists Shine

ABA Solo Contest - Soloists Shine

ABA Solo’s saw our band once again get significant results, and we had a larger number of people competing than over the previous few years. Well...

National Solo Champions In The Ranks

National Solo Champions In The Ranks

We have good reason to be proud of all our players after the recent National Brass Contest in Wellington, but two of our players pulled out all t...

137th NZ Brass Championships - The Best of Brass Compete for National Title

137th NZ Brass Championships - The Best of Brass Compete for National Title

The best brass musicians from around New Zealand and beyond will compete for prestigious national titles and silverware at this year's National Con...

Waitakere 2016 Auckland Band Contest Champions

Waitakere 2016 Auckland Band Contest Champions

2016 ABA Regional Championships Once again Howard Taylor achieves success with Waitakere at this years Auckland Regional Contest against stiff com...

Consistent effort pays off at Dunedin National Contest

The Band performed consistently across the three disciplines of Hymn, Test and Own Choice music to place fifth out of a strong field of nine in th...

Rotorua National Contest

Waitakere is runner-up in the NZ Band of the Year Contest In Rotorua at the National Band Contest in July Waitakere were runner-up in the NZ Band o...

Deputy Mayor wishes Band well

Waitakere City Council’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Penny Hulse, was the guest of honour at the Band’s open rehearsal on 4 July.  The wild weather d...

Waitakere Wins National Trophy [2016]

Waitakere Wins National Trophy [2016]

The return of professional conductor Howard Taylor to Waitakere for this years contest met with instant success. In Napier at the National Band Con...

Trusts Waitakere Shows Its Style

Trusts Waitakere Shows Its Style

The Trusts Waitakere Brass gave a lesson in mastering a classic in the A section traditional contest at the Auckland Regional Band contest on Sund...