National Youth Band of NZ – Live!

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Don’t miss the magnificent National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand in their live streamed concert – starting in 90 minutes! [7pm NZ time].

The band will be live on their Facebook page, and we will share the post when it goes live on the Brassbanned FB page too.

The band convened in Hamilton on Sunday 17 January – after five days of intense rehearsals, and will perform a concert in Hamilton on Thursday 21 January, then travel to Whakatane for a concert on Friday 22 January, and finish the tour with a concert in North Shore, Auckland on Saturday 23 January.The band is led by Musical Director Alan Spence of Whakatane.

The featured soloist this year is Tyme Masters on trumpet and flugel. Tyme is the Musical Director of Woolston Brass and in addition to his soloist duties this week, he is also the Assistant Musical Director of the NYBB. The programme contains a mix of classic and more contemporary works. The major work is Hypercube by Oliver Waespi which the band is enjoying getting to grips with. There are also two new commissions on the programme: Ka mua, ka muri by trombonist and former NYBB member Dale Vail, and Resplendere by current NYBB member Kodi Rasmussen.

The band will also be premiering a new arrangement of Hotel California by current band member Daniel Dalgleish which features two members of the band on electric guitar – Jonty Zydenbos (flugel) and Hamish Goodhue (percussion).