NZ Brass Foundation

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We are nurturing the future of brass playing in NZ through education and inspiration.

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The NZBF is a charitable foundation setup to support the future of brass playing in NZ. Through online resources and teachings we are striving to equip the next generation of brass playing with all the tools they need to succeed.

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The NZBF will run weekend clinics throughout the country, provide masterclasses with the worlds leading brass players, as well as support current brass educational initiatives around the country.

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Kevin Jarrett/Barrie Aldridge Awards  7 November 2015

Posted by: NZ Brass Foundation

The New Zealand Brass Foundation is extremely proud and excited to announce 2 new awards set up to honour a couple of legendary New Zealand brass players who are no longer with us:

The Kevin Jarrett Award - Former National Band Conductor and Principal Cornet, and Champion Cornetist. This award is open to Cornet and Trumpet players of any level of playing or style.

The Barry Aldridge Award - Former National Band, Woolston and Addington Trombonist. This award is open to Trombone players of any level of playing or style.

With kind permission from Heather Jarrett, and Janet Aldridge, these two awards will honour both these wonderful musicians who have made enormous contributions to brass playing in NZ.

The awards can be utilised to assist in support for an event, masterclass, lessons, project or any educational opportunity which may promote the advancement and study of brass music in New Zealand.

These awards align with the NZ Brass Foundations mandate to undertake, promote or assist in the education of brass players at every level, and to promote the advancement and study of brass music.

The NZBF would like to offer these awards twice a year with applications closing 1 April 2016 and 1 November 2016.

We need your financial help to make this opportunity a reality for the growth of brass playing in New Zealand. Please contribute by donating at:

In the comment box - please leave the name of the award you would like to donate towards.

Further information including application details will be released in the new year, so please keep an eye out on our Facebook page and website In the meantime please DONATE at - and help make a wonderful opportunity a reality.

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