Category Archives: Band News

Riverside Playout

The Band participated in the Riverside Playout organized by the Canterbury Brass Band Association on the riverside opposite the Oxford Terrace hospitality area. The Bands from the Christchurch region all played a selection of traditional Brass Band music to a large and … Continue reading

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AGM 2020

On 5th August the Band held its AGM. The following cups were presented. J Wear Cup This trophy is awarded to the band member who has clearly shown a willingness to improve their playing techniques and ability over the last … Continue reading

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Surplus Instruments

As part of other bands using our rooms and needing storage we have done a stock take of our old instruments and found several that are surplus to requirements. These are old instruments and many have been in the band … Continue reading

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Over Fifties Band

The Over Fifties Band is now using the Band Rooms as their home base. They practice every Wednesday Morning and we have made space available for storage of their surplus equipment. Another Band has also expressed interest in using the … Continue reading

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Band Room Upgrade

Since the beginning of the year the Committee has continued with upgrading the kitchen and more latterly the Library and passage area. This has involved stripping the shelving and relining the walls and upgrading the electrical systems and painting etc. … Continue reading

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New Life Member

We are delighted to announce that the Band President Mr. Brent Andrews was Awarded Life Membership by Band Patron Mr. Errol Miller. As well as being a fine musician and lead euphonium player Brent is a very capable administrator and … Continue reading

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Covid 19

Covid 19 for the Band, like the rest of the country, has had an impact on our activities with a number of engagements having to be cancelled including an ANZAC Day Parade and an ANZAC  Concert with the St Albans … Continue reading

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2019 Wrap Up

Band Room Upgrades This year we have completed the upgrading of the toilet block which also included a major repair of earthquake damaged drains. Currently we are in the process of upgrading the kitchen. The Committee is grateful to the … Continue reading

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Farewelling Avonside Girls site

In early March the Avonside Girls High School Old Girls Association organized a day to celebrate the school closing on the old site prior to a move to the new school at the QE11 venue. The band were happy to … Continue reading

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Canterbury Provincial Championships 2019

The band participated in Canterbury Provincial Championships held in September. Three members took part in solo events and the band competed in the D Grade section. The band chose to play Malvern Suite by Philip Sparke as the test and … Continue reading

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