Category Archives: Band News

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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90th Birthday Party

The band was honoured to play at the 90th birthday get together for Mr Keith Stamler and his family. Keith is a life member of the band having served as president of the Supporters Club for many years. During that … Continue reading

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Kilts, Celts and Cornets

In September we were invited to join the St Albans Choir for another concert at St Paul’s Church. This time as the title suggests, the choir sang brackets from the British Isles.  They also had a group playing Irish pipes, … Continue reading

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ANZAC Playouts 2019

The Band again combined with the St Albans Choir to present a concert and sing along of nostalgic ANZAC tunes at St Paul’s Church in Papanui. The Choir and the band both did a couple of brackets and then combined … Continue reading

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Halswell New World Busking 2019

As a fundraising venture the Band arranged to Busk outside the Halswell New World playing a light and entertaining programme. The format was similar to pre-Christmas caroling and we were delighted with the response from the customers who were both … Continue reading

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Kite Day 2019

Our 2019 year got off to great start with the Council sponsored Kite Day at New Brighton Beach. Under the colourful canopy of fantastic kites the band presented a lively programme to a large and appreciative audience. Small children danced … Continue reading

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Christmas Programme 2018

Our Christmas programme started on 24th November with a combined rehearsal with the St Albans Choir prior to a Christmas Concert at St Pauls Church in Papanui. The Band had 24 playouts leading up to Christmas with several being standing community … Continue reading

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