Celtic Concert I 1st July 2017 I Bruce Ritchie Performing Arts Centre

History

 

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Waitakere Auckland Brass was established in 1923 as the New Lynn Citizens Band.

The Band has always been at the forefront of Brass Band activity, performing around New Zealand and embarking on international tours to the UK, China and more.

As well as contests and tours the band have had, for many years enjoyed performing at their own successful concerts such as Jazz Mania, Celtic Brass and Toys 4 Kids. In addition to contests, concerts and tours overseas, the musical life of the band has included television shows, TV commercials, concerts at Music Festivals, Fanfares at corporate events and many more.

Over the years the Waitakere Auckland Brass Band has been lucky enough to have many reputed conductors at the helm and instrumentalists around the stands and to this day we have National Champions in our ranks.

2016 has seen the birth of a new era for Waitakere Auckland Brass when Mr Howard Taylor was appointed MD of the band with Grant Langdon as Resident Conductor. Their stewardship has proved to be a successful combination with the band winning the Sacred item trophy, runner up in Set test and 3rd overall at the NZ Championships held in Napier in July. Subsequently the band went on to become Auckland Brass Band Champions in September 2016.