With the 2014 New Zealand National Brass Band Championship now concluded, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported ACB in working towards the standard we achieved at this year's competition. Having an audience at our playouts, concerts and online means a lot to us, and played a crucial role in preparing us to walk on stage at Nationals this year.
Auckland City Brass moved into B Grade in 2012, after winning C Grade in 2011. Since then, but especially in the past twelve months, we have seen a significant shift in the culture and attitude in the band, and our standard has dramatically improved. For the past two years, ACB placed last in B Grade. We are therefore extremely proud to this year be returning home, having placed first in the B Grade Own Choice section, and second in the test.
From here, it's onwards and upwards for ACB. The year is by no means over - we have many more exciting events coming up, including a concert and the ABA Regional contest. We will continue to work on improving our standard and delivering brass music to our community, and look forward to seeing you there!
Welcome to Auckland City Brass! We are a community brass group that rehearses in Three Kings, Auckland at The Old Pumphouse, on Monday evenings. We frequently perform for community events, as well as in "play outs"/concerts that we hold at our band rooms several times a year.
We have some exciting new plans heading into 2014 and the future, and to this effect our website is currently undergoing a redesign. In the interim, you can find contact details below, as well as links to our active Facebook and Twitter pages. Enjoy! :)
Aside from our community contributions, Auckland City Brass offers a variety of services, including:
If you are looking for a brass band or smaller brass group for any reason, feel free to contact us below for a quote.
Auckland City Brass has several different groups that rehearse on Mondays. Rehearsal times for ACB groups are:
For details on the Youth Programme groups (Junior and Youth Bands), please contact Tane McLeay on 027 848 3851.
We can be reached initially via either email or standard post. For the fastest response, please ensure you provide a correct return email address and/or phone number.
Our contact details are:
Alternatively, you may contact us by sending mail to:
Auckland City Brass
PO Box 27 469
We look forward to hearing from you!
Auckland City Brass maintains an "open door" policy for people wishing to come along to play or listen (or both)! To become a member, you should be over 15 years of age, and able to play music of a difficulty roughly equivalent to Grade 5 (or better). We are a friendly and culturally diverse group, and all are welcome.
To get more information and access to some sample music to play through on your instrument of choice (before you come along), please contact our Musical Director, John Gluyas on 021 752 175.