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  • Kevin Jarrett/Barrie Aldridge Awards     7 November 2015

    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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  • Welcome Video     26 February 2014

    Pokarekare Ana for brass

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  • Byron Newton Education Tour     26 February 2014

    We are pleased to announce our first events of 2014. Besson Artist Byron Newton will be travelling the country in May to provide free Seminars/Recitals throughout NZ. He will be in the following areas: Wednesday 7th of May - Mosgiel - 7pm Thursday 8th of May - Invercargill - 6pm Saturday 10th of May - Dunedin - 2pm Sunday 11th of May - New Brighton - 2pm Sunday 11th of May - Christchurch- 6pm Monday 12th of May - Timaru - 6pm Wednesday 14th of May - Nelson - 5.30pm Friday 16th of May - Wanganui - 7.30pm Saturday 17th of May - New Plymouth - 2pm Sunday 18th of May - Matamata - 3pm Sunday 18th of May - Hamilton - 7pm Monday 19th of May - Whakatane - 7pm Tuesday 20th of May - Auckland - 6.30pm Check out our website or see next months mouthpiece for more information. All events are free of charge, and open to anyone to attend. While you are at the website, why not make a donation. Enjoy!

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