Euphonium For Feilding Brass
Feilding Brass is fundraising to buy a new Euphonium, and we need your help.Manawatu / Whanganui
Feilding Brass has been around for many many years, and as the band gets older, the players get older, our instruments get older and at times unable to be repaired or played as well as they once did when they were new.
But this instrument can be used by a beginner starting out in the Feilding Brass Training Band which makes it a good stepping stone into the senior band.
Feilding Brass is fundraising to buy a new Euphonium, and we need your help.
Any new instruments that we can get for Feilding Brass will always have an enormous flow on effect for everyone in our brass band family and our community who wants to learn.
Feilding Brass also has a Trade Me page ( http://trade.me/feildingbrassband ) which is another way of fundraising small items, but sometimes you have to have a little more help.
Follow us on Facebook and our Website, and you will see what an awesome bunch of muso's we all are.
Thank you for your support.
Use of funds
Money raised will go towards purchasing a brand new 4 valve, compensating Euphonium. .
Any surplus funds raised will go towards purchasing new music.
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May and June, sees Feilding Brass rehearsing solidly for the 2019 New Zealand Brass Band Championships being held in Hamilton this year from the 10th-14th July.
Feilding Brass will be competing in the C Grade section alongside equally capable bands in an event which will see over 25 bands from around NZ playing in grades A-D.
As with any national contest, it consists of Solo and party events starting on Wednesday 10th July, leading up to the band events on the Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July.
On the Friday, bands will play their Sacred Item and Test piece. The test piece for each grade is set by the association so the adjudicator has to listen to many renditions of the same piece to find the one who played the best. Also on this day will be the parade of bands where competing bands will march through the Hamilton streets.
On the Saturday, bands will play their Own Choice piece which each band can choose to best bring out their skills and music-ship.
On the Sunday, there will be a Gala Concert – Featuring Chicago Brass Band, Hamilton City Brass & Guest Soloists Harmen Vanhoorne, Trevor Bremner and Murray Borthwick.
For more information about the contest, times etc, got to http://brasschamps2019.nz/contest-information
This years Test Piece is called Penlee. It is written about a lifeboat disaster in which 16 people died off the Cornwall Coast in 1981. Click on the link to see Drogheda Brass Band from Ireland playing it onstage.
This year, the adjudicator for the C Grade competition is Graham Hickman, who started his brass band career in Feilding.
As like last year, this years contest is being live streamed by Brassbanned , so you will be able to see all the action if you can’t be there.
As you can imagine our Musical Director and Drum Major are busily getting Feilding Brass into shape with Wednesday and Sunday rehearsals with every player digging deep to get things done. If you hear us around town making noises, its ok. We will be having marching practice at the old WritePrice supermarket carpark, weather permitting.
The band wishes to acknowledge the support we get from family of our players as contest rehearsal takes up a bit of family time, but is much appreciated as we go and represent the Manawatu at a National level.
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