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Double Reed Festival

8-9 April 2017
Carmel College, North Shore, Auckland
Featured guest artists: Anne Gilby (oboe) and Lyndon Watts (bassoon) 

NZ Brass Band Championship 2017

19 - 23 April, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
For those attending don't forget to check out our KBB Music Wellington store located right across the road.
 

10th Hamilton Flute Festival

29 - 30 April 2017
Fairfield Intermediate, Hamilton
Guest Artist: Marie-Christine Zupancic, Flute Section Leader for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
For Further information and a registration pack click HERE 
 
 
 

APO(copy)Kiwi Kapers

22 November, 11.30am (Years 1 – 4) & 1pm (Years 5 – 8), ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland Central
A concert to introduce your primary and intermediate students to the Colours of Sound created by the full symphony orchestra. Hear the different sections and instruments, follow the stories that the music makes, and learn more about the chilling sounds of Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’.
Tickets: $6 per person (1 accompanying adult per 10 students is free).
To book tickets, please download the booking form from our website: http://apo.co.nz/kiwi-kapers

APO 4 Kids Christmas

26 November, 10am & 11.30am, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland Central
27 November, 10am & 11.30am, Bruce Ritchie Performing Arts Centre, Massey High School
A concert for your children and yourself to celebrate Christmas with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. This year’s concert will take you and your family on a Christmas journey through Christmas music classics from around the world. Come sing along, dance along and join us for the famous Walk through the Orchestra at the end of the concert!
Tickets are $15 per child/adult, under 2 year olds are free.
Please contact our ticketing office to book tickets: http://apo.co.nz/apo-4-kids-xmasWe invite you to visit our website to find out more! http://apo.co.nz/apo-connecting
 
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French HornBrass Showcase

21 August, 2pm, Music Theatre, University of Auckland School of Music, Auckland Central
Presented in collaboration with the Friends of the APO, this showcase features the winners of the Auckland Band Association Competition as well as community and University brass ensembles. Join the Friends for an afternoon of brass music, with coffee and tea served at interval.
Tickets $20, students $10.
Available from the Friends at information table at APO concerts or call Rona on (09) 579 7605
 


logo-boma-smallIn August 2016, celebrates the very first Band and Orchestra Month.

The month will celebrate and promote concert, brass, jazz and school bands and orchestras of all levels. As part of the celebrations, a competition for school students will be held to compose a piece of music for a band or orchestra. “Anthem” is open to any students at a school to compose a piece of music for a beginner band or orchestra. “Anthem Plus” is also open to any school student to compose a piece of music for an intermediate or advanced concert, brass, jazz, school band or orchestra. Prizes at this stage include a recording by a professional ensemble of the work and distribution nationwide to schools and community ensembles.  Also being produced is a series of short introduction to orchestral instrument videos for music teachers to use with their students to recruit new musicians. For more details see: www.boma.org.nz

 
 

NZCBA logo(copy)NZ Concert Bands Festival

5 - 6 August
War Memorial Theatre, Gisborne
See http://festival.nzcba.org/ for more details

 

ASSMFT logo2016 KBB Music Festival

15 - 21 August 2016
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland



 

Deco Bay Brass Logo2016 National Brass Band Championships

2016 National Championships will be held in Napier from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 July. The solo and party events will be held at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) and the Invitation Slow Melody at the picturesque Mission Estate Winery in Taradale. (The Estate’s wine will be available for sale.)  Band events will be held in the Napier Municipal Theatre and the MTG Century Theatre with the street march route along Hastings Street, through the centre of the main shopping area.

The Chief Adjudicators for the Napier contest are Dr Robert Childs (UK) and Peter Adams (Dunedin). 

For initial inquires please contact contest committee secretary Gary Mitchelmore  gmmore@xtra.co.nz or visit the committee's website  www.brasschamps.co.nz
 


Hawkes Bay Band Festival
 

Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music.

Sunday 19 June
Lowe Family Performing Arts Centre
Lindisfarne College
600 Pakowhai Road
Hastings
 


Bay of Plenty Music School - April 22-24 2016


Upcoming Bay Of Plenty Music School, held April 22, 23, 24 in sunny Whakatane.
The Music School has been successfully running since the early 1970’s and has been a the “training ground” for many a young player!
The fun and friendly atmosphere lends itself to a great ANZAC weekend away for the whole family
And we would be very pleased if you could help advertise this in whatever way appropriate.

For further details:
Warner Haldane
Chair (BOP Music School Committee)
07 3080215
027 3100661

bopmusicschool@gmail.com

 


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Buffet Clarinet Workshop with Marcel Luxen

New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
September 19th, 3pm
Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua

Described recently as ‘both a brilliant virtuoso and a profound musician’ (The Straits Times Singapore), Belgian clarinetist Marcel Luxen has performed extensively as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has won prizes in international competitions including the Masterplayers International Music Competition, Lugano (Switzerland) and the Brussels International Clarinet Competition. Luxen has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Belgian Radio Television Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Leodiensis, Euregio Orchester and the Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, and performed in some of the world’s most prestigious halls including the Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Salle Pleyel, Suntory Hall and Palais des Beaux-Arts. He has worked with conductors and chamber music partners such as Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Blumenthal, Maurice Bourgue and Qin Li-Wei. In order to take up an increasing number of solo engagements, Luxen recently left his principal position with the internationally acclaimed Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he was a founding member.   

As a teacher, Luxen draws on a wealth of European tradition and contemporary technique. He studied with the internationally renowned Walter Boeykens in Antwerp and was also strongly influenced by Karl Leister (Berlin) at whose masterclasses he has performed on many occasions. Luxen is a member of the artist faculty of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore and a coach for the Jeunesse Musicales World Youth Orchestra. He records for Naxos, Koch Schwann and Centaur Records and is both an International Buffet Crampon Artist and a Légère Artist. His CD, ‘Clarinet North-South-East-West’ was recently released by Naxos. An ardent supporter of contemporary music, Luxen has premiered recordings of works by European, Australian and Asian composers including Michel Lysight, Matthew Hindson and Ho Chee Kong.
 


NZCBA logo(copy)NZ Concert Bands Festival

18 - 19 September
Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Center Rotorua
See http://www.nzcba.org/2015-festival-update-july/ for further details.
 
 
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Young Cellist Catherine Kwak performing Elgar’s Cello  Concerto Op 85 in in E minor
with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra  Sunday 20 September  2.30 pm

With a bright future ahead of her cellist Catherine Kwak returned from London on 25 August having performed at St Martin in the Fields and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Quattro (her cello quartet).  Quattro won the 2014 Pettman/ROSL Arts Chamber Music Scholarship,
Catherine Kwak who started cello lessons at 7  is  studying for a Bachelor of Music at the University of Waikato with James Tennant and Katherine Austin. She is a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship recipient: and was a prize winner at the 18th International Brahms Cello Competition held in Austria; the 2013 Gisborne International Music Competition and the 2013 ILT National Young Performer of the Year Competition.
Catherine performed at the Euro Arts Festival and Academy (Germany 2012-13), International Summer Academy Biel (Switzerland) 2012) where she was chosen by Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang to perform as a soloistwith the Budweis Philharmonic Orchestra, and did solo recitals in Köln and Weimar (Germany 2012-14).
St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra who accompany Catherine Kwak produce music that is magic; excellence is their only option.  Highly recommended – their concerts play to full houses.  Make sure you get there early.   TICKETS Door sales cash or cheque.  Adults $25 Concessions $20 children under 12 free.       
 ST MATTHEW-IN-THE-CITY CHURCH corner Wellesley & Hobson Streets.  www.smco.org.nz

 



Brass Showcase

Sunday 16 August, 2pm
Music Theatre, University of Auckland School of Music, 6 Symonds Street
A showcase of regional championship winners in brass solo competitions.

 

Seating is limited so book now

Tickets $20, Student Concession Tickets $10.00
This is the Third Brass Showcase and brings together the Brass Band Movement, the APO, KBB Music and the University School of Music.
 

 

Sunday-night-cover-625Hawke's Bay Band Festival


Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music.

Sunday 2nd August
Lowe Family Performing Arts Centre
Lindisfarne College
600 Pakowhai Road
Hastings




 

RNZN-885The Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Live at the Vic Series

2015 Lunch time Chamber Music Series
Friday August 14, 12.05pm
Victoria Theatre, Devonport



 

Julian Bliss Clarinet Workshop

Julian Bliss 90Wednesday 15 July, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
APO Phil Hall, 427 Dominion Rd, Balmoral, Auckland 1024

One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is back in New Zealand for the upcoming Concert 'Inspired By Jazz' with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Auckland Town Hall on Thursday 16th July.
Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets.

Participants are invited to bring their clarinets and have a piece to play.
 

Giuliano Sommerhalder Trumpet Masterclass

Tuesday 5 May
Kenneth Myers Centre, University of Auckland School of Music
Free Entry
Click here for Further Information


New Zealand Double Reed Festival

Saturday 18 -Sunday 19 April
Carmel College, Shakespeare Road, Milford, Auckland

Downloads:
Application form click here
Double Reed Festival TimeTable click here



St Matthews Chamber Orchestra


Concert 1 Sunday 15 March, 2.30pm

Conductor Michael McLellan
Soloist Simone Roggen

Lilburn Overture ‘Aotearoa’
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56a
Brahms Violin Concerto Op 77 in D major

Door Ticket Prices for 2015 are as follows:
Adult $25, Senior/Student $20, children under 12 free if accompanied by a paying adult.


Hamilton Flute Festival 2015

25-26 April 2015
Fairfield Intermediate, Hamilton
Guest Artist: Bonita Boyd, Eastman School of Music, New York USA

Click here for more information including a registration form.


APO: Once Were Warriors Electric Guitar Competition 2015

APO invites electric guitarists under the age of 25 to complete for the opportunity to play solo with the APO in concert.  Applicants should record their version of the classic track, Once Were Warriors.  The winning applicant will feature in APO Connecting's Discovery concert for schools. 
Entries close 1 April 2015

/site/kbbmusic/APO Connecting 2015 - Once Were Warriors Electric Guitar Competition - Application Form LR r1.pdf


Buffet Oboe Workshop

cowley 2Buffet Oboe Workshop featuring David Cowley, Principle Oboe BBC Symphony.
Thursday September 11, 7pm
KBB Music Epsom
Registrations are essential here
Players are invited to bring their instrument as well.



Brass Showcase

Sunday 14 September, 2pm
Kenneth Meyers Centre, Shortland Street, City
A showcase of regional championship winners in brass solo competitions.  Seating is limited so book now!

Tickets $20.00, Student Concession Tickets $10.00

This will include the following regional championship winners:
Anne Filimoehala - Under 19 (Tenor Horn), Waitakere Brass
Mollie Cornfield - Under 16 (Cornet), North Shore Jnr Brass7
Robin Tuitopou - Under 13 (Cornet), Auckland City Brass
Jamie McKay - Bb Tuba, Waitakere City Brass
Andrew Leech - Champ Slow (Euphonium), North Shore Brass
Steven Booth - Champ Not Slow (Baritone), Waitakere Brass
Kay McKenzie - (Soprano Cornet), Dalewool Auckland Brass

This concert builds on the success of the inaugural Brass Showcase in 2013 in growing Auckland music by bringing together the Brass Band movement, the APO, KBB Music and the University School of Music.



SMCO Sept 2014 Email Poster  St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
 
Sunday 14 September, 2:30pm
  St Matthews in the City Church
  Featuring guest soloist: James Fry
  Programme:
  Fanfare: Vince Harris
                  Butterworth: "A Shropshire Lad"
                  Finzi: Clarinet Concerto
                  Elgar: Enigma Variations Op 36

Adults $25.00, Concessions $20.00, Children under 12 years Free, Door Sales cash or cheque.


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2014 Hamilton Flute Festival

5-6 July, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium, Hamilton
Featuring Guest Artist: Andrew Nicholson
For more information click here


Chamber Music Showcase

 
Saturday 5 July, 2pm
Music Theatre, University of Auckland School of Music, 6 Symonds Street, City.
Featuring Auckland District Finalists of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest. 
Seating is limited so book now!

Tickets $20, Student Concession Tickets $10.00
Ph: Bryce & Chris Bartley - 580 1967


WORKSHOP: Alexander Technique

Wednesday 25th June, 7pm KBB Music Epsom

Playing “Alive”! Jann McMichael is an experienced teacher with 15 years experience teaching Alexander Technique and will be explaining and demonstrating the finding the 'sweet spot' in musicians towards better sound and better performance.  Registration essential here

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KBB Music Supports Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming Exotic Birds Concerts

Thu 27 March 2014

8pm

Auckland Town Hall

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Proudly Supporting NZ's Music Community

KBB Music is proud to sponsor and support a number of organisations that foster the growth of young musical talents and offer professional development opportunities to music teachers in New Zealand.

If you are organising a Music Festival or Event, contact us to have your event listed.

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SEPTEMBER 2014
Big Music Day TaupoBig Music Day Taupo
Thursday 25 September. Combined School Orchestra for 8-18 year olds. A one-day event culminating to a late afternoon concert. No cost to participants. For more information and music contact Taupo School of Music

MAY 2014
MENZA logoMENZA National Professional Development Day
Friday 16 May.
A day-long music professional development with workshops and seminars throughout the country. more
 
MARCH 2014
NZCBA Seniors Band 2014NZCBA 2014 Seniors Band
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 March, St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton
The 6th Annual Seniors Band Weekend will be conducted by the inspiring John Snowling. Established for musicians of 40+ years, the weekend provides 'chronologically gifted' senior musicians support, professional development, networking and knowledge exchange. more

MARCH 2014
Live at the Vic-2014-A3 150wThe Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Live @ the Vic
Friday 28 March 12.05pm
Lunchtime chamber music concert. more
 



 
FEBRUARY 2014
Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass KBB MusicMark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass - FREE EVENT!
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom map
Join Bach Artist and Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Victoria, Mark Fitzpatrick, in an inspiring masterclass with aspiring students. Mark is the Trumpet Teacher at the University of Melbourne, and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Registration essential here


 
JANUARY 2014
nowak-kbb-poster-2014 90Summer Conducting Seminar with Prof. Jerry Nowak
20-21 January, Scots College, Wellington
The Jerry Nowak Summer Conducting School is suited to Musical Directors of all levels or ability working with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Jerry is one of those rare educators who can cater for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level conductor in one school. For more information or to register click here



Jack Taylor workshop flyer rev Professional Development Instrument Teaching Workshop with Jack Taylor
Monday 20 January, 10am-1pm, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.
See Jack Taylor, Music Director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and a Music Specialist with ten years of experience in training instrumental teachers, in workshops titled 'How to Run Successful, Productive, and Fun Small/Large Group Rehearsals' and 'Music is More than just Playing. It's Giving Bach!'. Spaces are limited. Enrolment fee: $80 ($70 for MENZA members). To enroll, please email Lee Martelli.
 
NOVEMBER
NZ Ukulele Festival 2013 NZ Ukulele Festival 2013
30 November, 11am-4pm, The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
A popular annual family event full of ukulele fun! Bring your own uke and join in with Kiwileles and international artists, of get one from one of the trade stands! 
Plus your chance to win one of two Cordoba Ukuleles to be given away by KBB Music! Enter before 30 November 2013 now or at KBB Music's trade stand! www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

RNZN Band-LIVE the VIC KBB MusicRoyal NZ Navy Live @ the Vic
22 November, 12.05pm, Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport
A lunchtime chamber music concert featuring soloists from the RNZ Navy Band from Classical to Jazz. 
Adults $12; Seniors, Students & NZDF personnel $10. Door sales only.  
This concert is proudly sponsored by KBB Music and Kawai Pianos.

 
OCTOBER 2013
Sanctuary percussion e-flyer Percussion & Friends Concert - APO Sanctuary Series
7 October, 6.30pm, St Peter's Church, Takapuna, Auckland
9 October, 6.30pm, St Michael's Church, Remuera, Auckland
From tam-tams and tea cups, feel the rhythm with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Eric Renick as he shatters the myth of percussion as "loud...and animalistic", with a selection of pieces that blend delicate rhythmic intricacies and sound colours more


Catherine BowieSt Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
20 October, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City
Join SMCO and conductor Michael McLellan for an afternoon of music including Dag Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Nielson's enchanting Flute Concerto (1926) with flute soloist Catherine Bowie, before finishing with Dvorak's celebrated Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door more


Christchurch Big Band FestivalChristchurch Big Band Festival
25-28 October (Labour Weekend), Christchurch
Head along to a weekend of workshops, a swing ball, incredible gala guest performances and numerous performance opportunities around central Christchurch for local and visiting bands more
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
French Horn Soloist APO Connecting week 90Brass Showcase
15 September, 2pm, Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland
The first-ever showcase featuring winners of the 2013 Auckland Brass Band Solo Competition and top brass performers from The University of Auckland, as they perform spellbinding slow melodies and virtuosic feats. $15 General Admission. Seating limited, so book now.
The Brass Showcase is presented by the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra, Auckland Bands Association, The University of Auckland and KBB Music.


Martin RiseleyClassical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
15 September, 2.30pm, St Matthews-in-the-City
Join violin soloist Martin Riseley and conductor Holly Mathieson for a concert of Mendelssohn's greatest works; Midsummer Night's Dream, Violin Concerto Op.64 and Symphony No. 1. Dr Riseley is Head of Strings at the NZ School of Music, and has studied at the University of Canterbury, Juilliard School and has performed as soloist in Australia, Japan and Great Britain. 
Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door. 
 
AUGUST 2013
Chamber Music ContestChamber Music Contest Finals Weekend
2 August, Semi-finals, Wellington
3 August, Finals, Wellington
The finalists in the 2013 Chamber Music Contest compete for prizes and awards. KBB Music proudly sponsors the KBB Music Awards in all district contests and the finals. Congratulations to all district KBB Music Award winners! more


Alison ThigpenHawke's Bay Festival of Bands
4 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music. The 2013 Festival will be adjudicated by Alison Thigpen from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Contact Festival Organiser, John Snowling, for more details.

 

Tony Fenelon AtelierTony Fenelon Organ Spectacular 1926-2013
4 August, 2pm, Hollywood Cinema, St Georges Road, Avondale. The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland in association with Roland and KBB Music presents a 'show of shows' - a mix of 1926 and millennium musical technology with the great entertainer Tony Fenelon. The Roland AT-900 Platinum Edition: Atelier Organ will be launched. more

 

Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum KBB MusicRoland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Organ Demonstration by Tony Fenelon
5 August, 1 - 5.30pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
You've seen it in action, now you can try out the new Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum yourself! Of if you prefer, ask for a live demonstration, and who better to do this than the organ master, Tony Fenelon, himself? This is a unique opportunity for any organist or organ enthusiast to try the latest in digital organ technology, ask questions and meet Tony Fenelon in person. FREE EVENT.

 

Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band and Orchestra Festival
15 August, Te Awamutu Intermediate.
 

KBB Music Festival 200830th KBB Music Festival
19-23 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Free adjudicated performances from symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands from schools in the greater Auckland region and beyond. more
 

KBB Music Festival 2008 Gala Concert KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts
25 August, Auckland Town Hall. A real celebration of youth music where the best groups from the Festival are invited to perform at the professional venue of the Auckland Town Hall. more
 

 

NZCBA logoNZ Concert Bands Festival
30-31 August, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. Annual festival featuring Concert Bands from around the country. more




JULY 2013
Batman logo old Play Electric Guitar with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The APO is giving one guitarist the opportunity to perform the Old Batman Theme at their Kiwi Kapers concerts on 28 and 29 August 2013 at the Auckland Town Hall. You will need to be available to perform during the day from 9.30am - 2pm on both days and on the evening of 28 August. To be considered, simply record yourself playing a 12-bar blues riff and solo, and send the APO your recording as a DVD of YouTube link along with a completed application form by 1 July 2013. more


Brent GrapesTrumpet Workshop with Brent Grapes
Tuesday 2 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland).
Learn the secret behind effective practice techniques followed by a masterclass style workshop. All welcome. If you are currently working on a piece and would like Brent to spend some time with you in the masterclass, register now. Brent Grapes is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also the Trumpet Artist/Teacher at the University of Auckland. Registrations are essential.


Julian BlissClarinet Evening with Julian Bliss
Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)
One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets. More details of the evening to come. Register you interest day
 

NZBBA LogoNZ Brass Band Championships
17-21 July, New Plymouth. Annual National Contest where Brass Bands from all around the country come together for performances and a street march.
KBB Music is proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Championships, and to provide the backline concert percussion for A & B Grade bands. KBB Music is also putting up a professional Schilke Bb Cornet up for tender. Try it out during the Contest! more
 

Mark WaltonMark Walton Seminar, Recital & Masterclass presented by Auckland Branch of the IRMT
20-21 July, Auckland University School of Music. A highly-regarded teacher and performer and well-known for his lively and engaging presentation style, Mark Walton will be talking about a number of different topics related to teaching, and also give a recital and masterclass. Registrations close Friday 12 July 2013. more


JUNE 2013
SMCO June Concert flyer 90Classical Concert with St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. Featuring three young soloists Ngaruaroha Martin (Violin), Elizabeth Mandeno (Soprano) and Crystal Lin (Viola). Join the orchestra for a fantastic programme with Weber's Oberon Overture, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 - Mvts 1 and 3, Anthony Young's Three Songs on Poems by Jean Toomer, Paganini's Sonata per la grande Viola Op. 35 and Sibelius' King Kristian Suite Op. 27. more

 
MAY 2013
Kevin Field playing Roland RG3Jazz Piano Workshop with Kevin Field - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom
Join Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field demonstrates his approach to playing Jazz and shares some of his experience and insights into what makes a successful Jazz pianist. Kevin will also be joined by vocalist Clo Chaperon as they perform material from Kevin's recent release Field of Vision. Registration Essential.


RNZ Navy Heartland Tour 90Royal New Zealand Navy Heartland Tour
HAMILTON Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Founders Theatre (Book through Ticketek)
ROTORUA Thursday 23 May, 7pm, Civic Theatre (Book through Ticketmaster)
TAUPO Friday 24 May, 7pm, Great Lake Centre (Book through Ticketek)
NEW PLYMOUTH Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm, TSB Showplace (Book through Ticketmaster)
WANGANUI Tuesday 28 May, 7pm, Royal Wanganui Opera House (Book online or booking office)

Whether you like jazz, classical, traditional or pop, the Navy Band's repertoire of music from Tchaikovsky to the Blues Brothers will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Featuring exciting young NZ singer, Rebecca Nelson, the RNZ Navy Band will perform music to suit all ages. So join some of NZ's best wind, brass and percussion players on their Heartland Tour. For more information: Ph 09 4455 832 or email navy.band@nzdf.mil.nz


APO horn section colour 90Classical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. The talented French Horn Section of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in a concert conducted by David Sharp. Enjoy NZ composer, Anthony Ritchie's Remember Parihaka, Schumann's Konzertstuck Op. 86 for Four Horns and Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica. more

 

APRIL 2013

Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies 90Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies Live @ KBB Music Albany
Friday 19 April, KBB Music Albany, Shop 16, Northridge Plaza, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Join NZ jazz icon and international jazz artist Nathan Haines and his band for a special performance at KBB Music's newest store on the North Shore. Experience Nathan's just-released album Vermillion Skies live. 
FREE EVENT. Registration essential


Elizabeth koch 1Hamilton Flute Festival
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Elizabeth Koch from Australia. The weekend is designed for flutists of approximately Grade 4 and above of all ages including teachers. Early Bird Registration and Masterclass Performer application close 28 February. more

 
DECEMBER 2012
David NewdickTrumpet Workshop with Dave Newdick - Free!
Monday 10 Dcember , 7pm, KBB Music Epsom  (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

From playing Handel's Messiah to improvised solo on records, Dave Newdick is in demand for studio work, theatre shows, jazz performances and as a clinician for over two decades. Join the Bach Trumpet Artists as he shares his extensive knowledge on the basics of trumpet playing, the importance of daily structure in practice, fundamentals for player improvement and of course, his playing. All welcome. Bring your trumpet and playalong with Dave!

Entry is free. Registration essential.
Gold coin donation appreciated.
 

NOVEMBER 2012

Rico poster2Rico Reeds Workshop with Michael Jamieson - Free!
Friday 9 November, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

Saxophonist Michael Jamieson gives insights into how to prepare, protect and personalise your reeds, and helping players to understand their reeds and get the most out of them.

All welcome. Entry is free. Gold coin donation is appreciated. more

Registration is essential here.


AK Barok Nov Concert
AK Barok The Best of AK Barok Concert with guest soloist Sally Tibbles (flute)
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 November, 2.00pm, St Lukes's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Favourites including Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as music by Telemann and Geminiani.

To pre-book, phone 09 849 7976 or email akbarok@xtra.co.nz ($5 discount)

For more information, visit www.akbarok.org.nz

 
OCTOBER 2012
KBB Music YPC 2012KBB Music Young Performers Competition Finals
Sunday 28 October, 2pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's KBB Music Young Performers Competition!


STRINGS
Alexander McFarlane      viola                 Auckland Grammar School
Sally Kim                      cello                 Westlake Girls’ High school
Cecilia Xu                     violin                 Epsom Girls Grammar School

WIND/BRASS
Geeny Moon                 French horn       Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Joey Chen                    flute                  Rangitoto College
Christo Karadjov           clarinet              Auckland Grammar School

The winning student in the two categories will receive $250, for each of them and their school. We are delighted to introduce our new patron for this competition: Brecon Carter, MNZM, and APO Concertmaster Emeritus. Brecon believes wholeheartedly in the value of competitions to develop young players' potential.

There will be a judging panel of three for the competition which will be chaired by Dr Jo Harrop, Director of Sistema Aotearoa. The IRMT will have one representative, and the University of Auckland will be represented by Dene Sky-Ducas.

Tickets are $10 General Admission. Door sales will be available from 1pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
NZCBA logo 2 1New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
14-16 September, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

An annual celebration of Concert Bands and Symphonic Bands nationwide. Ensembles and Solo performance opportunities for community and high school bands.

2012 NZCBA Festival Results

Please direct all enquiries about the Festival to Christine Jeffs (Secretary) cjeffs@waikato.ac.nz

Visit the NZCBA Festival Website



NZ Woodwind Competition logo 1 1New Zealand Woodwind Competition 2012
14-16 September, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland
The New Zealand Woodwind Competition is an annual national competition for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult students of the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and recorder. Great prizes from our sponsors are given out each year.
Now in its 5th year, the Competitions go from strength to strength, encouraging students at all levels with their musical development. Once again, all competitors will be given the opportunity to compete in a supportive environment, gain valuable experience and feedback, and have the option to use this performance opportunity for an NCEA or University assessment - plus as always the chance to win great prizes.

Contact Mary O'Brien (NZ Woodwind Competition Organiser) ph +64 27 676 8741, email mary@flutefocus.com or visit www.flutefocus.com for more details. For regular update, follow on Twitter.

 

AUGUST 2012

KBB Music Festival 2012KBB Music Festival
21-25 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Church

The 29th annual Music Festival showcases Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Concert Bands & Jazz Bands of secondary schools in Auckland.

A platform for young musicians, the five-day event includes adjudicated performances and a Fringe Festival for novice bands. The Festival celebrates musical talent with a Gala Concert and presentation of awards. more

 

JUNE 2012
SIBELIUS 7Get Creative in the Classroom with Avid - FREE!
7 June, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Avid® and KBB Music for an evening of exciting product showcases of industry standard audio production tools such as Pro Tools®, Sibelius® and M-Audio®. These are the very same tools used to create professional films, movies and records, and rightfully, the tools that students and educators to become familiar with. more

Registration essential.

MAY 2012 - New Zealand Music Month

Timp mallet closeupPercussion Workshop with Vadim Simongauz - FREE!
10 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Vadim Simongauz, Principal Timpanist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a workshop on tips and techiques on improving your next performance on timpani, cymbals and snare drums.

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

sax picture no 1 smAuckland Saxophone Quartet Live at KBB Music - FREE!
17 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Get a taste of everything saxophone with the Auckland Saxopone Quartet's 'taster' concert! From early sax quartets such as Washington Post March, to jazz favourites St Louis Blue, Blue Monk, Niehaus' Waltz of the Sax, Piazzolla's Libertango, even original music by a member of the quartet and more! Prepare for a treat!

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential


 

APRIL 2012

Nathan Haines workshop flyerNathan Haines Saxophone Workshop Concert
3 April, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines and jazz pianist Kevin Field for an intimate evening of music and behind-the-scenes insights in The Poet's Embrace  - Nathan's first analogue live-to-tape record and eight studio album. Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential

 

Bart Feller 1Hamilton Flute Festival
7-8 April, Easter Weekend, Fairfield Intermediate

A weekend of flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Masterclasses, Workshops, Flute Ensemble, Concert and more! With guest artist Bart Feller, Principal Flutist of the New Jersey Symphony and New York City Opera Orchestra. more


The Seniors Band (NZ Concert Bands Assn Inc)
27-29 April, Gisborne. For musicians 40+ years of age. The NZ Concert Bands Association has established a band for senior musicians 40+ years of age who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The purpose of the Band is to support musical and professional development in older musicians, networking and knowledge exchange. The Seniors Band will be conducted by John Snowling.

For more information or enquire about discounted accommodation rates, please contact Judy Livingston, phone 06 867 2049 ext 5868 (work), Mobile 027 289 8021 (work phone but you can leave a message), or email judyl@gdc.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 10 February 2012. Download registration form now.
 

FEBRUARY 2012

Piano Masterclass with Stefan Cassomenos - FREE!
23 February, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central & Piano Showroom (136 Karangahape Road, CBD)
Listen and watch as Kawai Pianist, Stefan Cassomenos, works and shares his experience and expertise with aspiring pianists in this intimate and educational session. The class is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential due to limited seating. To book, please email theresa@kbbmusic.co.nz
A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated. All donations go to the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

School Piano Masterclasses with Stefan Cassomenos
21 February, 11am, Wellington College
21 February, 2pm, Hutt Valley High School
Back by popular demand, charismatic Kawai Piano Artist Stefan Cassomenos is back in New Zealand for a series of piano masterclasses in conjunction with KBB Music.

Musical Morning with MasterMusicAuckland - FREE!
11 February, 10am-1pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. A free workshop for all ages! Covering topics such as the Importance of Music and Music Theory, Highlights of Harmony, Score Reading Skills, Music Analysis at a Glance and Instrument Demonstrations. Entry is by gold coin donation. Book your seats now

 

JANUARY 2012

Christopher Norton Workshop - FREE!
27 January, 12.30pm - 6pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. Attention Piano Teachers and Students! A great opportunity to meet the author of the popular Microjazz Series as Christopher demonstrates piano improvising techniques. Plus Christopher will give unique insights into his publications including the latest ground-breaking Connections repertoire and much more. Get ready to be inspired. Entry is by gold coin donation. Register now

 

OCTOBER 2011

Big Band Festival
24 October, all day, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre. A day of youth workshops and instrumental clinics. Concerts open to the public. For more information and bookings visit www.bigband.co.nz or ph 027 529 9000.
 


SEPTEMBER 2011

Stefan Cassomenos Piano Recital - FREE!
1 September, 7pm sharp, KBB Music Central Auckland, 136 Karangahape Road.  A free recital by virtuosic performer and Kawai Piano Artist, Stefan Cassomenos, of works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more. Bookings essential as seating is limited. Light refreshment will be provided. Entry by gold coin donation. more

NZ Woodwind Competition
16-18 September, Raye Freedmane Arts Centre, Auckland. more

 

AUGUST 2011

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert I
3 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Grammar Voices, AGS Pipe Band, Grammar Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Barbershop Quartets and Wind Band. The second half features guest artist Italian Pianist Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School" Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme Band & Orchestra Festival
5 August, WEL Performing Arts Centre, University of Waikato.
For more information, please contact John Wright, Festival Co-ordinator heatherandjohn@clear.net.nz

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert II
10 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Premier Concert Band, Stage Band and the Minister's Plate Solo Competition Finalists adjudicated by guest pianist, Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School". Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

KBB Music Festival
15-19 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Chapel (adjacent to the Cathedral)
A real celebration of youth music. Go to the KBB Music Festival page for more details.

Big Sing Finale
New Dates & Venue 22-24 August, Wellington Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more inforamtion.

 

JULY 2011

KBB Music Young Performers' Competition
2 July, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland. Talented musicians of orchestral instruments are selected to perform at the final of the KBB Music Young Performers' Competition. The winner receives a cash price as well as the opportunity to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. more

NZ Concert Bands Festival
8-9 August, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. Annual festival for concert bands from all over the country.
2011 Timetable
NZCBA Newsletter July 2011

Chamber Music Contest National Finals
15 July, 11am & 4pm, National Semi-Finals. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
16 July, 2pm, Semi-Finalists Showcase. Wallace Gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
16 July, 7pm, National Final. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
For more information, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz or phone 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

NZ Festival of Brass
20-24 July, North Shore, Auckland. The best brass musicians from New Zealand and beyond compete for prestigious titles and trophies.
20 July, 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
21 July, 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
24 July, 2pm - Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
Bookings at www.ticketmaster.co.nz and 0800 111 999 (pre-purchase pacakages available)
Visit www.brassnz.co.nz for more details.

 

APRIL 2011

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
Cancelled 10 April, Lindisfarne College.

'Cultural Chords' NAtional Music Conference
18-20 April, Quality Hotel Barrycourt, Parnell, Auckland.
A conference for Primary and Secondary teachers teaching through and with music in their classrooms. Registration closes 18th March 2011. For more information visit www.trcc.org.nz

10th Early Childhood Convention
26-29 April Otautahi, Convention Centre and Town Hall, Christchurch. For more information visit www.ecconvention2011.org.nz

 

MARCH 2011

Viola Voce
6 March, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Morning session starting 9.30am, afternoon session starting at 2pm. Led by Robert Harris, Principal Viola of Canberra Symphony, and former Principal Viola of Australian Chamber Orchestra, join other violists in playing music written for violas in 2 to 6, maybe even 8 parts. $5 for full day, $3 for students or half day. Contact Anna Brooker brooklets@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton Flute Festival
12-13 March, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of flute events for less than a cost of a single lesson! Workshops, Masterclasses, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and the Hamilton Flute Festival & Altus Flute Concert featuring guest artist George Pope, Professor of Flute - University of Akron, Ohio, USA; Instruction of Flute, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Ohio, USA. More information.

 

FEBRUARY 2011

11th Adam Chamber Music Festival
3-12 February, Nelson. Biennial event featuring leading musicans and composers. Visit www.music.org.nz for more details.

 

JANUARY 2011

Bach Plus Competitions
Entries close 25 February 2011. The inaugural 'Bach Plus' Competitions for instrumentalists, held in 2011 in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney will culminate in finals and performances in Sydney in March 2011 as part of Sydney's 'Bach Plus' Festival. Open to performers of classical music instruments of modern or historic format. Each entrant must submit a programme of two unaccompanied works comprising one work by J.S.Bach and another work by an Australian or New Zealand composer. more

2011 Queenstown Violin Summer School
10-22 January, Queenstown. Visit www.qvss.com for more details.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools Jazz Workshops
17-20 January, NZ School of Music, Mt Cook Campus, Wellington
Open to all budding jazz musicians who wish to further their learning in a fun and friendly environment, and be tutored by top New Zealand jazz educators.
Visit www.nzjf.co.nz for more information and registration details.

 

DECEMBER 2010

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

NOVEMBER 2010

2010 NZ Ukulele Festival
27 November, The Trusts Stadium, Henderson.
Visit www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz for more details.

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 2010

Music Therapy Conference: Playing in Tune - Working Collaboratively in Music Therapy
2-3 October, Holiday Inn on Avon, Christchurch.
2 day conference. Visit www.musictherapy.org.nz for more details.

Big Band Festival
23-25 October, Christchurch. Visit www.bigband.co.nz for details.

Armageddon Expo
23-25 October, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Look out for Gorilla Guitars & Drums at stand #50! Visit www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
13-15, 19-21 October, Christchurch Town Hall.
Visit www.musicfestival.school.nz for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010


 

AUGUST 2010

NZ Concert Band Festival
6-8 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Visit www.nzcba.com for more information.

Big Sing Finale
9-11 August, Auckland Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more information.

KBB Music Festival
24-26 August, KBB Music Festival, Auckland Town Hall
27 August, KBB Fringe Festival, Auckland Town Hall
29 August, Showcase Gala Concerts, Auckland Town Hall
2010 KBB Music Festival Performance Schedule

NZ Woodwind Competition
27-29 August, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland. Contact Mary O'Brien (Competition Organiser) or visit www.flutefocus.com for more information.




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WORKSHOP: Alexander Technique

Wednesday 25th June, 7pm KBB Music Epsom

Playing “Alive”! Jann McMichael is an experienced teacher with 15 years experience teaching Alexander Technique and will be explaining and demonstrating the finding the 'sweet spot' in musicians towards better sound and better performance.  Registration essential here

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KBB Music Supports Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming Exotic Birds Concerts

Thu 27 March 2014

8pm

Auckland Town Hall

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Proudly Supporting NZ's Music Community

KBB Music is proud to sponsor and support a number of organisations that foster the growth of young musical talents and offer professional development opportunities to music teachers in New Zealand.

If you are organising a Music Festival or Event, contact us to have your event listed.

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SEPTEMBER 2014
Big Music Day TaupoBig Music Day Taupo
Thursday 25 September. Combined School Orchestra for 8-18 year olds. A one-day event culminating to a late afternoon concert. No cost to participants. For more information and music contact Taupo School of Music

MAY 2014
MENZA logoMENZA National Professional Development Day
Friday 16 May.
A day-long music professional development with workshops and seminars throughout the country. more
 
MARCH 2014
NZCBA Seniors Band 2014NZCBA 2014 Seniors Band
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 March, St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton
The 6th Annual Seniors Band Weekend will be conducted by the inspiring John Snowling. Established for musicians of 40+ years, the weekend provides 'chronologically gifted' senior musicians support, professional development, networking and knowledge exchange. more

MARCH 2014
Live at the Vic-2014-A3 150wThe Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Live @ the Vic
Friday 28 March 12.05pm
Lunchtime chamber music concert. more
 



 
FEBRUARY 2014
Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass KBB MusicMark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass - FREE EVENT!
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom map
Join Bach Artist and Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Victoria, Mark Fitzpatrick, in an inspiring masterclass with aspiring students. Mark is the Trumpet Teacher at the University of Melbourne, and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Registration essential here


 
JANUARY 2014
nowak-kbb-poster-2014 90Summer Conducting Seminar with Prof. Jerry Nowak
20-21 January, Scots College, Wellington
The Jerry Nowak Summer Conducting School is suited to Musical Directors of all levels or ability working with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Jerry is one of those rare educators who can cater for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level conductor in one school. For more information or to register click here



Jack Taylor workshop flyer rev Professional Development Instrument Teaching Workshop with Jack Taylor
Monday 20 January, 10am-1pm, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.
See Jack Taylor, Music Director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and a Music Specialist with ten years of experience in training instrumental teachers, in workshops titled 'How to Run Successful, Productive, and Fun Small/Large Group Rehearsals' and 'Music is More than just Playing. It's Giving Bach!'. Spaces are limited. Enrolment fee: $80 ($70 for MENZA members). To enroll, please email Lee Martelli.
 
NOVEMBER
NZ Ukulele Festival 2013 NZ Ukulele Festival 2013
30 November, 11am-4pm, The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
A popular annual family event full of ukulele fun! Bring your own uke and join in with Kiwileles and international artists, of get one from one of the trade stands! 
Plus your chance to win one of two Cordoba Ukuleles to be given away by KBB Music! Enter before 30 November 2013 now or at KBB Music's trade stand! www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

RNZN Band-LIVE the VIC KBB MusicRoyal NZ Navy Live @ the Vic
22 November, 12.05pm, Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport
A lunchtime chamber music concert featuring soloists from the RNZ Navy Band from Classical to Jazz. 
Adults $12; Seniors, Students & NZDF personnel $10. Door sales only.  
This concert is proudly sponsored by KBB Music and Kawai Pianos.

 
OCTOBER 2013
Sanctuary percussion e-flyer Percussion & Friends Concert - APO Sanctuary Series
7 October, 6.30pm, St Peter's Church, Takapuna, Auckland
9 October, 6.30pm, St Michael's Church, Remuera, Auckland
From tam-tams and tea cups, feel the rhythm with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Eric Renick as he shatters the myth of percussion as "loud...and animalistic", with a selection of pieces that blend delicate rhythmic intricacies and sound colours more


Catherine BowieSt Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
20 October, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City
Join SMCO and conductor Michael McLellan for an afternoon of music including Dag Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Nielson's enchanting Flute Concerto (1926) with flute soloist Catherine Bowie, before finishing with Dvorak's celebrated Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door more


Christchurch Big Band FestivalChristchurch Big Band Festival
25-28 October (Labour Weekend), Christchurch
Head along to a weekend of workshops, a swing ball, incredible gala guest performances and numerous performance opportunities around central Christchurch for local and visiting bands more
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
French Horn Soloist APO Connecting week 90Brass Showcase
15 September, 2pm, Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland
The first-ever showcase featuring winners of the 2013 Auckland Brass Band Solo Competition and top brass performers from The University of Auckland, as they perform spellbinding slow melodies and virtuosic feats. $15 General Admission. Seating limited, so book now.
The Brass Showcase is presented by the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra, Auckland Bands Association, The University of Auckland and KBB Music.


Martin RiseleyClassical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
15 September, 2.30pm, St Matthews-in-the-City
Join violin soloist Martin Riseley and conductor Holly Mathieson for a concert of Mendelssohn's greatest works; Midsummer Night's Dream, Violin Concerto Op.64 and Symphony No. 1. Dr Riseley is Head of Strings at the NZ School of Music, and has studied at the University of Canterbury, Juilliard School and has performed as soloist in Australia, Japan and Great Britain. 
Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door. 
 
AUGUST 2013
Chamber Music ContestChamber Music Contest Finals Weekend
2 August, Semi-finals, Wellington
3 August, Finals, Wellington
The finalists in the 2013 Chamber Music Contest compete for prizes and awards. KBB Music proudly sponsors the KBB Music Awards in all district contests and the finals. Congratulations to all district KBB Music Award winners! more


Alison ThigpenHawke's Bay Festival of Bands
4 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music. The 2013 Festival will be adjudicated by Alison Thigpen from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Contact Festival Organiser, John Snowling, for more details.

 

Tony Fenelon AtelierTony Fenelon Organ Spectacular 1926-2013
4 August, 2pm, Hollywood Cinema, St Georges Road, Avondale. The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland in association with Roland and KBB Music presents a 'show of shows' - a mix of 1926 and millennium musical technology with the great entertainer Tony Fenelon. The Roland AT-900 Platinum Edition: Atelier Organ will be launched. more

 

Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum KBB MusicRoland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Organ Demonstration by Tony Fenelon
5 August, 1 - 5.30pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
You've seen it in action, now you can try out the new Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum yourself! Of if you prefer, ask for a live demonstration, and who better to do this than the organ master, Tony Fenelon, himself? This is a unique opportunity for any organist or organ enthusiast to try the latest in digital organ technology, ask questions and meet Tony Fenelon in person. FREE EVENT.

 

Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band and Orchestra Festival
15 August, Te Awamutu Intermediate.
 

KBB Music Festival 200830th KBB Music Festival
19-23 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Free adjudicated performances from symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands from schools in the greater Auckland region and beyond. more
 

KBB Music Festival 2008 Gala Concert KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts
25 August, Auckland Town Hall. A real celebration of youth music where the best groups from the Festival are invited to perform at the professional venue of the Auckland Town Hall. more
 

 

NZCBA logoNZ Concert Bands Festival
30-31 August, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. Annual festival featuring Concert Bands from around the country. more




JULY 2013
Batman logo old Play Electric Guitar with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The APO is giving one guitarist the opportunity to perform the Old Batman Theme at their Kiwi Kapers concerts on 28 and 29 August 2013 at the Auckland Town Hall. You will need to be available to perform during the day from 9.30am - 2pm on both days and on the evening of 28 August. To be considered, simply record yourself playing a 12-bar blues riff and solo, and send the APO your recording as a DVD of YouTube link along with a completed application form by 1 July 2013. more


Brent GrapesTrumpet Workshop with Brent Grapes
Tuesday 2 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland).
Learn the secret behind effective practice techniques followed by a masterclass style workshop. All welcome. If you are currently working on a piece and would like Brent to spend some time with you in the masterclass, register now. Brent Grapes is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also the Trumpet Artist/Teacher at the University of Auckland. Registrations are essential.


Julian BlissClarinet Evening with Julian Bliss
Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)
One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets. More details of the evening to come. Register you interest day
 

NZBBA LogoNZ Brass Band Championships
17-21 July, New Plymouth. Annual National Contest where Brass Bands from all around the country come together for performances and a street march.
KBB Music is proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Championships, and to provide the backline concert percussion for A & B Grade bands. KBB Music is also putting up a professional Schilke Bb Cornet up for tender. Try it out during the Contest! more
 

Mark WaltonMark Walton Seminar, Recital & Masterclass presented by Auckland Branch of the IRMT
20-21 July, Auckland University School of Music. A highly-regarded teacher and performer and well-known for his lively and engaging presentation style, Mark Walton will be talking about a number of different topics related to teaching, and also give a recital and masterclass. Registrations close Friday 12 July 2013. more


JUNE 2013
SMCO June Concert flyer 90Classical Concert with St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. Featuring three young soloists Ngaruaroha Martin (Violin), Elizabeth Mandeno (Soprano) and Crystal Lin (Viola). Join the orchestra for a fantastic programme with Weber's Oberon Overture, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 - Mvts 1 and 3, Anthony Young's Three Songs on Poems by Jean Toomer, Paganini's Sonata per la grande Viola Op. 35 and Sibelius' King Kristian Suite Op. 27. more

 
MAY 2013
Kevin Field playing Roland RG3Jazz Piano Workshop with Kevin Field - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom
Join Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field demonstrates his approach to playing Jazz and shares some of his experience and insights into what makes a successful Jazz pianist. Kevin will also be joined by vocalist Clo Chaperon as they perform material from Kevin's recent release Field of Vision. Registration Essential.


RNZ Navy Heartland Tour 90Royal New Zealand Navy Heartland Tour
HAMILTON Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Founders Theatre (Book through Ticketek)
ROTORUA Thursday 23 May, 7pm, Civic Theatre (Book through Ticketmaster)
TAUPO Friday 24 May, 7pm, Great Lake Centre (Book through Ticketek)
NEW PLYMOUTH Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm, TSB Showplace (Book through Ticketmaster)
WANGANUI Tuesday 28 May, 7pm, Royal Wanganui Opera House (Book online or booking office)

Whether you like jazz, classical, traditional or pop, the Navy Band's repertoire of music from Tchaikovsky to the Blues Brothers will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Featuring exciting young NZ singer, Rebecca Nelson, the RNZ Navy Band will perform music to suit all ages. So join some of NZ's best wind, brass and percussion players on their Heartland Tour. For more information: Ph 09 4455 832 or email navy.band@nzdf.mil.nz


APO horn section colour 90Classical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. The talented French Horn Section of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in a concert conducted by David Sharp. Enjoy NZ composer, Anthony Ritchie's Remember Parihaka, Schumann's Konzertstuck Op. 86 for Four Horns and Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica. more

 

APRIL 2013

Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies 90Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies Live @ KBB Music Albany
Friday 19 April, KBB Music Albany, Shop 16, Northridge Plaza, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Join NZ jazz icon and international jazz artist Nathan Haines and his band for a special performance at KBB Music's newest store on the North Shore. Experience Nathan's just-released album Vermillion Skies live. 
FREE EVENT. Registration essential


Elizabeth koch 1Hamilton Flute Festival
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Elizabeth Koch from Australia. The weekend is designed for flutists of approximately Grade 4 and above of all ages including teachers. Early Bird Registration and Masterclass Performer application close 28 February. more

 
DECEMBER 2012
David NewdickTrumpet Workshop with Dave Newdick - Free!
Monday 10 Dcember , 7pm, KBB Music Epsom  (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

From playing Handel's Messiah to improvised solo on records, Dave Newdick is in demand for studio work, theatre shows, jazz performances and as a clinician for over two decades. Join the Bach Trumpet Artists as he shares his extensive knowledge on the basics of trumpet playing, the importance of daily structure in practice, fundamentals for player improvement and of course, his playing. All welcome. Bring your trumpet and playalong with Dave!

Entry is free. Registration essential.
Gold coin donation appreciated.
 

NOVEMBER 2012

Rico poster2Rico Reeds Workshop with Michael Jamieson - Free!
Friday 9 November, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

Saxophonist Michael Jamieson gives insights into how to prepare, protect and personalise your reeds, and helping players to understand their reeds and get the most out of them.

All welcome. Entry is free. Gold coin donation is appreciated. more

Registration is essential here.


AK Barok Nov Concert
AK Barok The Best of AK Barok Concert with guest soloist Sally Tibbles (flute)
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 November, 2.00pm, St Lukes's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Favourites including Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as music by Telemann and Geminiani.

To pre-book, phone 09 849 7976 or email akbarok@xtra.co.nz ($5 discount)

For more information, visit www.akbarok.org.nz

 
OCTOBER 2012
KBB Music YPC 2012KBB Music Young Performers Competition Finals
Sunday 28 October, 2pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's KBB Music Young Performers Competition!


STRINGS
Alexander McFarlane      viola                 Auckland Grammar School
Sally Kim                      cello                 Westlake Girls’ High school
Cecilia Xu                     violin                 Epsom Girls Grammar School

WIND/BRASS
Geeny Moon                 French horn       Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Joey Chen                    flute                  Rangitoto College
Christo Karadjov           clarinet              Auckland Grammar School

The winning student in the two categories will receive $250, for each of them and their school. We are delighted to introduce our new patron for this competition: Brecon Carter, MNZM, and APO Concertmaster Emeritus. Brecon believes wholeheartedly in the value of competitions to develop young players' potential.

There will be a judging panel of three for the competition which will be chaired by Dr Jo Harrop, Director of Sistema Aotearoa. The IRMT will have one representative, and the University of Auckland will be represented by Dene Sky-Ducas.

Tickets are $10 General Admission. Door sales will be available from 1pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
NZCBA logo 2 1New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
14-16 September, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

An annual celebration of Concert Bands and Symphonic Bands nationwide. Ensembles and Solo performance opportunities for community and high school bands.

2012 NZCBA Festival Results

Please direct all enquiries about the Festival to Christine Jeffs (Secretary) cjeffs@waikato.ac.nz

Visit the NZCBA Festival Website



NZ Woodwind Competition logo 1 1New Zealand Woodwind Competition 2012
14-16 September, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland
The New Zealand Woodwind Competition is an annual national competition for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult students of the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and recorder. Great prizes from our sponsors are given out each year.
Now in its 5th year, the Competitions go from strength to strength, encouraging students at all levels with their musical development. Once again, all competitors will be given the opportunity to compete in a supportive environment, gain valuable experience and feedback, and have the option to use this performance opportunity for an NCEA or University assessment - plus as always the chance to win great prizes.

Contact Mary O'Brien (NZ Woodwind Competition Organiser) ph +64 27 676 8741, email mary@flutefocus.com or visit www.flutefocus.com for more details. For regular update, follow on Twitter.

 

AUGUST 2012

KBB Music Festival 2012KBB Music Festival
21-25 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Church

The 29th annual Music Festival showcases Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Concert Bands & Jazz Bands of secondary schools in Auckland.

A platform for young musicians, the five-day event includes adjudicated performances and a Fringe Festival for novice bands. The Festival celebrates musical talent with a Gala Concert and presentation of awards. more

 

JUNE 2012
SIBELIUS 7Get Creative in the Classroom with Avid - FREE!
7 June, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Avid® and KBB Music for an evening of exciting product showcases of industry standard audio production tools such as Pro Tools®, Sibelius® and M-Audio®. These are the very same tools used to create professional films, movies and records, and rightfully, the tools that students and educators to become familiar with. more

Registration essential.

MAY 2012 - New Zealand Music Month

Timp mallet closeupPercussion Workshop with Vadim Simongauz - FREE!
10 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Vadim Simongauz, Principal Timpanist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a workshop on tips and techiques on improving your next performance on timpani, cymbals and snare drums.

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

sax picture no 1 smAuckland Saxophone Quartet Live at KBB Music - FREE!
17 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Get a taste of everything saxophone with the Auckland Saxopone Quartet's 'taster' concert! From early sax quartets such as Washington Post March, to jazz favourites St Louis Blue, Blue Monk, Niehaus' Waltz of the Sax, Piazzolla's Libertango, even original music by a member of the quartet and more! Prepare for a treat!

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential


 

APRIL 2012

Nathan Haines workshop flyerNathan Haines Saxophone Workshop Concert
3 April, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines and jazz pianist Kevin Field for an intimate evening of music and behind-the-scenes insights in The Poet's Embrace  - Nathan's first analogue live-to-tape record and eight studio album. Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential

 

Bart Feller 1Hamilton Flute Festival
7-8 April, Easter Weekend, Fairfield Intermediate

A weekend of flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Masterclasses, Workshops, Flute Ensemble, Concert and more! With guest artist Bart Feller, Principal Flutist of the New Jersey Symphony and New York City Opera Orchestra. more


The Seniors Band (NZ Concert Bands Assn Inc)
27-29 April, Gisborne. For musicians 40+ years of age. The NZ Concert Bands Association has established a band for senior musicians 40+ years of age who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The purpose of the Band is to support musical and professional development in older musicians, networking and knowledge exchange. The Seniors Band will be conducted by John Snowling.

For more information or enquire about discounted accommodation rates, please contact Judy Livingston, phone 06 867 2049 ext 5868 (work), Mobile 027 289 8021 (work phone but you can leave a message), or email judyl@gdc.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 10 February 2012. Download registration form now.
 

FEBRUARY 2012

Piano Masterclass with Stefan Cassomenos - FREE!
23 February, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central & Piano Showroom (136 Karangahape Road, CBD)
Listen and watch as Kawai Pianist, Stefan Cassomenos, works and shares his experience and expertise with aspiring pianists in this intimate and educational session. The class is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential due to limited seating. To book, please email theresa@kbbmusic.co.nz
A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated. All donations go to the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

School Piano Masterclasses with Stefan Cassomenos
21 February, 11am, Wellington College
21 February, 2pm, Hutt Valley High School
Back by popular demand, charismatic Kawai Piano Artist Stefan Cassomenos is back in New Zealand for a series of piano masterclasses in conjunction with KBB Music.

Musical Morning with MasterMusicAuckland - FREE!
11 February, 10am-1pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. A free workshop for all ages! Covering topics such as the Importance of Music and Music Theory, Highlights of Harmony, Score Reading Skills, Music Analysis at a Glance and Instrument Demonstrations. Entry is by gold coin donation. Book your seats now

 

JANUARY 2012

Christopher Norton Workshop - FREE!
27 January, 12.30pm - 6pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. Attention Piano Teachers and Students! A great opportunity to meet the author of the popular Microjazz Series as Christopher demonstrates piano improvising techniques. Plus Christopher will give unique insights into his publications including the latest ground-breaking Connections repertoire and much more. Get ready to be inspired. Entry is by gold coin donation. Register now

 

OCTOBER 2011

Big Band Festival
24 October, all day, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre. A day of youth workshops and instrumental clinics. Concerts open to the public. For more information and bookings visit www.bigband.co.nz or ph 027 529 9000.
 


SEPTEMBER 2011

Stefan Cassomenos Piano Recital - FREE!
1 September, 7pm sharp, KBB Music Central Auckland, 136 Karangahape Road.  A free recital by virtuosic performer and Kawai Piano Artist, Stefan Cassomenos, of works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more. Bookings essential as seating is limited. Light refreshment will be provided. Entry by gold coin donation. more

NZ Woodwind Competition
16-18 September, Raye Freedmane Arts Centre, Auckland. more

 

AUGUST 2011

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert I
3 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Grammar Voices, AGS Pipe Band, Grammar Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Barbershop Quartets and Wind Band. The second half features guest artist Italian Pianist Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School" Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme Band & Orchestra Festival
5 August, WEL Performing Arts Centre, University of Waikato.
For more information, please contact John Wright, Festival Co-ordinator heatherandjohn@clear.net.nz

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert II
10 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Premier Concert Band, Stage Band and the Minister's Plate Solo Competition Finalists adjudicated by guest pianist, Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School". Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

KBB Music Festival
15-19 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Chapel (adjacent to the Cathedral)
A real celebration of youth music. Go to the KBB Music Festival page for more details.

Big Sing Finale
New Dates & Venue 22-24 August, Wellington Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more inforamtion.

 

JULY 2011

KBB Music Young Performers' Competition
2 July, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland. Talented musicians of orchestral instruments are selected to perform at the final of the KBB Music Young Performers' Competition. The winner receives a cash price as well as the opportunity to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. more

NZ Concert Bands Festival
8-9 August, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. Annual festival for concert bands from all over the country.
2011 Timetable
NZCBA Newsletter July 2011

Chamber Music Contest National Finals
15 July, 11am & 4pm, National Semi-Finals. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
16 July, 2pm, Semi-Finalists Showcase. Wallace Gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
16 July, 7pm, National Final. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
For more information, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz or phone 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

NZ Festival of Brass
20-24 July, North Shore, Auckland. The best brass musicians from New Zealand and beyond compete for prestigious titles and trophies.
20 July, 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
21 July, 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
24 July, 2pm - Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
Bookings at www.ticketmaster.co.nz and 0800 111 999 (pre-purchase pacakages available)
Visit www.brassnz.co.nz for more details.

 

APRIL 2011

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
Cancelled 10 April, Lindisfarne College.

'Cultural Chords' NAtional Music Conference
18-20 April, Quality Hotel Barrycourt, Parnell, Auckland.
A conference for Primary and Secondary teachers teaching through and with music in their classrooms. Registration closes 18th March 2011. For more information visit www.trcc.org.nz

10th Early Childhood Convention
26-29 April Otautahi, Convention Centre and Town Hall, Christchurch. For more information visit www.ecconvention2011.org.nz

 

MARCH 2011

Viola Voce
6 March, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Morning session starting 9.30am, afternoon session starting at 2pm. Led by Robert Harris, Principal Viola of Canberra Symphony, and former Principal Viola of Australian Chamber Orchestra, join other violists in playing music written for violas in 2 to 6, maybe even 8 parts. $5 for full day, $3 for students or half day. Contact Anna Brooker brooklets@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton Flute Festival
12-13 March, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of flute events for less than a cost of a single lesson! Workshops, Masterclasses, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and the Hamilton Flute Festival & Altus Flute Concert featuring guest artist George Pope, Professor of Flute - University of Akron, Ohio, USA; Instruction of Flute, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Ohio, USA. More information.

 

FEBRUARY 2011

11th Adam Chamber Music Festival
3-12 February, Nelson. Biennial event featuring leading musicans and composers. Visit www.music.org.nz for more details.

 

JANUARY 2011

Bach Plus Competitions
Entries close 25 February 2011. The inaugural 'Bach Plus' Competitions for instrumentalists, held in 2011 in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney will culminate in finals and performances in Sydney in March 2011 as part of Sydney's 'Bach Plus' Festival. Open to performers of classical music instruments of modern or historic format. Each entrant must submit a programme of two unaccompanied works comprising one work by J.S.Bach and another work by an Australian or New Zealand composer. more

2011 Queenstown Violin Summer School
10-22 January, Queenstown. Visit www.qvss.com for more details.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools Jazz Workshops
17-20 January, NZ School of Music, Mt Cook Campus, Wellington
Open to all budding jazz musicians who wish to further their learning in a fun and friendly environment, and be tutored by top New Zealand jazz educators.
Visit www.nzjf.co.nz for more information and registration details.

 

DECEMBER 2010

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

NOVEMBER 2010

2010 NZ Ukulele Festival
27 November, The Trusts Stadium, Henderson.
Visit www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz for more details.

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 2010

Music Therapy Conference: Playing in Tune - Working Collaboratively in Music Therapy
2-3 October, Holiday Inn on Avon, Christchurch.
2 day conference. Visit www.musictherapy.org.nz for more details.

Big Band Festival
23-25 October, Christchurch. Visit www.bigband.co.nz for details.

Armageddon Expo
23-25 October, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Look out for Gorilla Guitars & Drums at stand #50! Visit www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
13-15, 19-21 October, Christchurch Town Hall.
Visit www.musicfestival.school.nz for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010


 

AUGUST 2010

NZ Concert Band Festival
6-8 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Visit www.nzcba.com for more information.

Big Sing Finale
9-11 August, Auckland Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more information.

KBB Music Festival
24-26 August, KBB Music Festival, Auckland Town Hall
27 August, KBB Fringe Festival, Auckland Town Hall
29 August, Showcase Gala Concerts, Auckland Town Hall
2010 KBB Music Festival Performance Schedule

NZ Woodwind Competition
27-29 August, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland. Contact Mary O'Brien (Competition Organiser) or visit www.flutefocus.com for more information.




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WORKSHOP: Alexander Technique

Wednesday 25th June, 7pm KBB Music Epsom

Playing “Alive”! Jann McMichael is an experienced teacher with 15 years experience teaching Alexander Technique and will be explaining and demonstrating the finding the 'sweet spot' in musicians towards better sound and better performance.  Registration essential here

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KBB Music Supports Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming Exotic Birds Concerts

Thu 27 March 2014

8pm

Auckland Town Hall

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Proudly Supporting NZ's Music Community

KBB Music is proud to sponsor and support a number of organisations that foster the growth of young musical talents and offer professional development opportunities to music teachers in New Zealand.

If you are organising a Music Festival or Event, contact us to have your event listed.

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SEPTEMBER 2014
Big Music Day TaupoBig Music Day Taupo
Thursday 25 September. Combined School Orchestra for 8-18 year olds. A one-day event culminating to a late afternoon concert. No cost to participants. For more information and music contact Taupo School of Music

MAY 2014
MENZA logoMENZA National Professional Development Day
Friday 16 May.
A day-long music professional development with workshops and seminars throughout the country. more
 
MARCH 2014
NZCBA Seniors Band 2014NZCBA 2014 Seniors Band
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 March, St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton
The 6th Annual Seniors Band Weekend will be conducted by the inspiring John Snowling. Established for musicians of 40+ years, the weekend provides 'chronologically gifted' senior musicians support, professional development, networking and knowledge exchange. more

MARCH 2014
Live at the Vic-2014-A3 150wThe Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Live @ the Vic
Friday 28 March 12.05pm
Lunchtime chamber music concert. more
 



 
FEBRUARY 2014
Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass KBB MusicMark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass - FREE EVENT!
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom map
Join Bach Artist and Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Victoria, Mark Fitzpatrick, in an inspiring masterclass with aspiring students. Mark is the Trumpet Teacher at the University of Melbourne, and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Registration essential here


 
JANUARY 2014
nowak-kbb-poster-2014 90Summer Conducting Seminar with Prof. Jerry Nowak
20-21 January, Scots College, Wellington
The Jerry Nowak Summer Conducting School is suited to Musical Directors of all levels or ability working with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Jerry is one of those rare educators who can cater for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level conductor in one school. For more information or to register click here



Jack Taylor workshop flyer rev Professional Development Instrument Teaching Workshop with Jack Taylor
Monday 20 January, 10am-1pm, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.
See Jack Taylor, Music Director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and a Music Specialist with ten years of experience in training instrumental teachers, in workshops titled 'How to Run Successful, Productive, and Fun Small/Large Group Rehearsals' and 'Music is More than just Playing. It's Giving Bach!'. Spaces are limited. Enrolment fee: $80 ($70 for MENZA members). To enroll, please email Lee Martelli.
 
NOVEMBER
NZ Ukulele Festival 2013 NZ Ukulele Festival 2013
30 November, 11am-4pm, The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
A popular annual family event full of ukulele fun! Bring your own uke and join in with Kiwileles and international artists, of get one from one of the trade stands! 
Plus your chance to win one of two Cordoba Ukuleles to be given away by KBB Music! Enter before 30 November 2013 now or at KBB Music's trade stand! www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

RNZN Band-LIVE the VIC KBB MusicRoyal NZ Navy Live @ the Vic
22 November, 12.05pm, Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport
A lunchtime chamber music concert featuring soloists from the RNZ Navy Band from Classical to Jazz. 
Adults $12; Seniors, Students & NZDF personnel $10. Door sales only.  
This concert is proudly sponsored by KBB Music and Kawai Pianos.

 
OCTOBER 2013
Sanctuary percussion e-flyer Percussion & Friends Concert - APO Sanctuary Series
7 October, 6.30pm, St Peter's Church, Takapuna, Auckland
9 October, 6.30pm, St Michael's Church, Remuera, Auckland
From tam-tams and tea cups, feel the rhythm with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Eric Renick as he shatters the myth of percussion as "loud...and animalistic", with a selection of pieces that blend delicate rhythmic intricacies and sound colours more


Catherine BowieSt Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
20 October, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City
Join SMCO and conductor Michael McLellan for an afternoon of music including Dag Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Nielson's enchanting Flute Concerto (1926) with flute soloist Catherine Bowie, before finishing with Dvorak's celebrated Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door more


Christchurch Big Band FestivalChristchurch Big Band Festival
25-28 October (Labour Weekend), Christchurch
Head along to a weekend of workshops, a swing ball, incredible gala guest performances and numerous performance opportunities around central Christchurch for local and visiting bands more
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
French Horn Soloist APO Connecting week 90Brass Showcase
15 September, 2pm, Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland
The first-ever showcase featuring winners of the 2013 Auckland Brass Band Solo Competition and top brass performers from The University of Auckland, as they perform spellbinding slow melodies and virtuosic feats. $15 General Admission. Seating limited, so book now.
The Brass Showcase is presented by the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra, Auckland Bands Association, The University of Auckland and KBB Music.


Martin RiseleyClassical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
15 September, 2.30pm, St Matthews-in-the-City
Join violin soloist Martin Riseley and conductor Holly Mathieson for a concert of Mendelssohn's greatest works; Midsummer Night's Dream, Violin Concerto Op.64 and Symphony No. 1. Dr Riseley is Head of Strings at the NZ School of Music, and has studied at the University of Canterbury, Juilliard School and has performed as soloist in Australia, Japan and Great Britain. 
Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door. 
 
AUGUST 2013
Chamber Music ContestChamber Music Contest Finals Weekend
2 August, Semi-finals, Wellington
3 August, Finals, Wellington
The finalists in the 2013 Chamber Music Contest compete for prizes and awards. KBB Music proudly sponsors the KBB Music Awards in all district contests and the finals. Congratulations to all district KBB Music Award winners! more


Alison ThigpenHawke's Bay Festival of Bands
4 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music. The 2013 Festival will be adjudicated by Alison Thigpen from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Contact Festival Organiser, John Snowling, for more details.

 

Tony Fenelon AtelierTony Fenelon Organ Spectacular 1926-2013
4 August, 2pm, Hollywood Cinema, St Georges Road, Avondale. The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland in association with Roland and KBB Music presents a 'show of shows' - a mix of 1926 and millennium musical technology with the great entertainer Tony Fenelon. The Roland AT-900 Platinum Edition: Atelier Organ will be launched. more

 

Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum KBB MusicRoland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Organ Demonstration by Tony Fenelon
5 August, 1 - 5.30pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
You've seen it in action, now you can try out the new Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum yourself! Of if you prefer, ask for a live demonstration, and who better to do this than the organ master, Tony Fenelon, himself? This is a unique opportunity for any organist or organ enthusiast to try the latest in digital organ technology, ask questions and meet Tony Fenelon in person. FREE EVENT.

 

Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band and Orchestra Festival
15 August, Te Awamutu Intermediate.
 

KBB Music Festival 200830th KBB Music Festival
19-23 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Free adjudicated performances from symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands from schools in the greater Auckland region and beyond. more
 

KBB Music Festival 2008 Gala Concert KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts
25 August, Auckland Town Hall. A real celebration of youth music where the best groups from the Festival are invited to perform at the professional venue of the Auckland Town Hall. more
 

 

NZCBA logoNZ Concert Bands Festival
30-31 August, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. Annual festival featuring Concert Bands from around the country. more




JULY 2013
Batman logo old Play Electric Guitar with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The APO is giving one guitarist the opportunity to perform the Old Batman Theme at their Kiwi Kapers concerts on 28 and 29 August 2013 at the Auckland Town Hall. You will need to be available to perform during the day from 9.30am - 2pm on both days and on the evening of 28 August. To be considered, simply record yourself playing a 12-bar blues riff and solo, and send the APO your recording as a DVD of YouTube link along with a completed application form by 1 July 2013. more


Brent GrapesTrumpet Workshop with Brent Grapes
Tuesday 2 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland).
Learn the secret behind effective practice techniques followed by a masterclass style workshop. All welcome. If you are currently working on a piece and would like Brent to spend some time with you in the masterclass, register now. Brent Grapes is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also the Trumpet Artist/Teacher at the University of Auckland. Registrations are essential.


Julian BlissClarinet Evening with Julian Bliss
Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)
One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets. More details of the evening to come. Register you interest day
 

NZBBA LogoNZ Brass Band Championships
17-21 July, New Plymouth. Annual National Contest where Brass Bands from all around the country come together for performances and a street march.
KBB Music is proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Championships, and to provide the backline concert percussion for A & B Grade bands. KBB Music is also putting up a professional Schilke Bb Cornet up for tender. Try it out during the Contest! more
 

Mark WaltonMark Walton Seminar, Recital & Masterclass presented by Auckland Branch of the IRMT
20-21 July, Auckland University School of Music. A highly-regarded teacher and performer and well-known for his lively and engaging presentation style, Mark Walton will be talking about a number of different topics related to teaching, and also give a recital and masterclass. Registrations close Friday 12 July 2013. more


JUNE 2013
SMCO June Concert flyer 90Classical Concert with St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. Featuring three young soloists Ngaruaroha Martin (Violin), Elizabeth Mandeno (Soprano) and Crystal Lin (Viola). Join the orchestra for a fantastic programme with Weber's Oberon Overture, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 - Mvts 1 and 3, Anthony Young's Three Songs on Poems by Jean Toomer, Paganini's Sonata per la grande Viola Op. 35 and Sibelius' King Kristian Suite Op. 27. more

 
MAY 2013
Kevin Field playing Roland RG3Jazz Piano Workshop with Kevin Field - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom
Join Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field demonstrates his approach to playing Jazz and shares some of his experience and insights into what makes a successful Jazz pianist. Kevin will also be joined by vocalist Clo Chaperon as they perform material from Kevin's recent release Field of Vision. Registration Essential.


RNZ Navy Heartland Tour 90Royal New Zealand Navy Heartland Tour
HAMILTON Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Founders Theatre (Book through Ticketek)
ROTORUA Thursday 23 May, 7pm, Civic Theatre (Book through Ticketmaster)
TAUPO Friday 24 May, 7pm, Great Lake Centre (Book through Ticketek)
NEW PLYMOUTH Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm, TSB Showplace (Book through Ticketmaster)
WANGANUI Tuesday 28 May, 7pm, Royal Wanganui Opera House (Book online or booking office)

Whether you like jazz, classical, traditional or pop, the Navy Band's repertoire of music from Tchaikovsky to the Blues Brothers will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Featuring exciting young NZ singer, Rebecca Nelson, the RNZ Navy Band will perform music to suit all ages. So join some of NZ's best wind, brass and percussion players on their Heartland Tour. For more information: Ph 09 4455 832 or email navy.band@nzdf.mil.nz


APO horn section colour 90Classical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. The talented French Horn Section of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in a concert conducted by David Sharp. Enjoy NZ composer, Anthony Ritchie's Remember Parihaka, Schumann's Konzertstuck Op. 86 for Four Horns and Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica. more

 

APRIL 2013

Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies 90Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies Live @ KBB Music Albany
Friday 19 April, KBB Music Albany, Shop 16, Northridge Plaza, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Join NZ jazz icon and international jazz artist Nathan Haines and his band for a special performance at KBB Music's newest store on the North Shore. Experience Nathan's just-released album Vermillion Skies live. 
FREE EVENT. Registration essential


Elizabeth koch 1Hamilton Flute Festival
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Elizabeth Koch from Australia. The weekend is designed for flutists of approximately Grade 4 and above of all ages including teachers. Early Bird Registration and Masterclass Performer application close 28 February. more

 
DECEMBER 2012
David NewdickTrumpet Workshop with Dave Newdick - Free!
Monday 10 Dcember , 7pm, KBB Music Epsom  (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

From playing Handel's Messiah to improvised solo on records, Dave Newdick is in demand for studio work, theatre shows, jazz performances and as a clinician for over two decades. Join the Bach Trumpet Artists as he shares his extensive knowledge on the basics of trumpet playing, the importance of daily structure in practice, fundamentals for player improvement and of course, his playing. All welcome. Bring your trumpet and playalong with Dave!

Entry is free. Registration essential.
Gold coin donation appreciated.
 

NOVEMBER 2012

Rico poster2Rico Reeds Workshop with Michael Jamieson - Free!
Friday 9 November, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

Saxophonist Michael Jamieson gives insights into how to prepare, protect and personalise your reeds, and helping players to understand their reeds and get the most out of them.

All welcome. Entry is free. Gold coin donation is appreciated. more

Registration is essential here.


AK Barok Nov Concert
AK Barok The Best of AK Barok Concert with guest soloist Sally Tibbles (flute)
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 November, 2.00pm, St Lukes's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Favourites including Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as music by Telemann and Geminiani.

To pre-book, phone 09 849 7976 or email akbarok@xtra.co.nz ($5 discount)

For more information, visit www.akbarok.org.nz

 
OCTOBER 2012
KBB Music YPC 2012KBB Music Young Performers Competition Finals
Sunday 28 October, 2pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's KBB Music Young Performers Competition!


STRINGS
Alexander McFarlane      viola                 Auckland Grammar School
Sally Kim                      cello                 Westlake Girls’ High school
Cecilia Xu                     violin                 Epsom Girls Grammar School

WIND/BRASS
Geeny Moon                 French horn       Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Joey Chen                    flute                  Rangitoto College
Christo Karadjov           clarinet              Auckland Grammar School

The winning student in the two categories will receive $250, for each of them and their school. We are delighted to introduce our new patron for this competition: Brecon Carter, MNZM, and APO Concertmaster Emeritus. Brecon believes wholeheartedly in the value of competitions to develop young players' potential.

There will be a judging panel of three for the competition which will be chaired by Dr Jo Harrop, Director of Sistema Aotearoa. The IRMT will have one representative, and the University of Auckland will be represented by Dene Sky-Ducas.

Tickets are $10 General Admission. Door sales will be available from 1pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
NZCBA logo 2 1New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
14-16 September, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

An annual celebration of Concert Bands and Symphonic Bands nationwide. Ensembles and Solo performance opportunities for community and high school bands.

2012 NZCBA Festival Results

Please direct all enquiries about the Festival to Christine Jeffs (Secretary) cjeffs@waikato.ac.nz

Visit the NZCBA Festival Website



NZ Woodwind Competition logo 1 1New Zealand Woodwind Competition 2012
14-16 September, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland
The New Zealand Woodwind Competition is an annual national competition for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult students of the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and recorder. Great prizes from our sponsors are given out each year.
Now in its 5th year, the Competitions go from strength to strength, encouraging students at all levels with their musical development. Once again, all competitors will be given the opportunity to compete in a supportive environment, gain valuable experience and feedback, and have the option to use this performance opportunity for an NCEA or University assessment - plus as always the chance to win great prizes.

Contact Mary O'Brien (NZ Woodwind Competition Organiser) ph +64 27 676 8741, email mary@flutefocus.com or visit www.flutefocus.com for more details. For regular update, follow on Twitter.

 

AUGUST 2012

KBB Music Festival 2012KBB Music Festival
21-25 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Church

The 29th annual Music Festival showcases Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Concert Bands & Jazz Bands of secondary schools in Auckland.

A platform for young musicians, the five-day event includes adjudicated performances and a Fringe Festival for novice bands. The Festival celebrates musical talent with a Gala Concert and presentation of awards. more

 

JUNE 2012
SIBELIUS 7Get Creative in the Classroom with Avid - FREE!
7 June, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Avid® and KBB Music for an evening of exciting product showcases of industry standard audio production tools such as Pro Tools®, Sibelius® and M-Audio®. These are the very same tools used to create professional films, movies and records, and rightfully, the tools that students and educators to become familiar with. more

Registration essential.

MAY 2012 - New Zealand Music Month

Timp mallet closeupPercussion Workshop with Vadim Simongauz - FREE!
10 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Vadim Simongauz, Principal Timpanist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a workshop on tips and techiques on improving your next performance on timpani, cymbals and snare drums.

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

sax picture no 1 smAuckland Saxophone Quartet Live at KBB Music - FREE!
17 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Get a taste of everything saxophone with the Auckland Saxopone Quartet's 'taster' concert! From early sax quartets such as Washington Post March, to jazz favourites St Louis Blue, Blue Monk, Niehaus' Waltz of the Sax, Piazzolla's Libertango, even original music by a member of the quartet and more! Prepare for a treat!

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential


 

APRIL 2012

Nathan Haines workshop flyerNathan Haines Saxophone Workshop Concert
3 April, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines and jazz pianist Kevin Field for an intimate evening of music and behind-the-scenes insights in The Poet's Embrace  - Nathan's first analogue live-to-tape record and eight studio album. Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential

 

Bart Feller 1Hamilton Flute Festival
7-8 April, Easter Weekend, Fairfield Intermediate

A weekend of flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Masterclasses, Workshops, Flute Ensemble, Concert and more! With guest artist Bart Feller, Principal Flutist of the New Jersey Symphony and New York City Opera Orchestra. more


The Seniors Band (NZ Concert Bands Assn Inc)
27-29 April, Gisborne. For musicians 40+ years of age. The NZ Concert Bands Association has established a band for senior musicians 40+ years of age who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The purpose of the Band is to support musical and professional development in older musicians, networking and knowledge exchange. The Seniors Band will be conducted by John Snowling.

For more information or enquire about discounted accommodation rates, please contact Judy Livingston, phone 06 867 2049 ext 5868 (work), Mobile 027 289 8021 (work phone but you can leave a message), or email judyl@gdc.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 10 February 2012. Download registration form now.
 

FEBRUARY 2012

Piano Masterclass with Stefan Cassomenos - FREE!
23 February, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central & Piano Showroom (136 Karangahape Road, CBD)
Listen and watch as Kawai Pianist, Stefan Cassomenos, works and shares his experience and expertise with aspiring pianists in this intimate and educational session. The class is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential due to limited seating. To book, please email theresa@kbbmusic.co.nz
A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated. All donations go to the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

School Piano Masterclasses with Stefan Cassomenos
21 February, 11am, Wellington College
21 February, 2pm, Hutt Valley High School
Back by popular demand, charismatic Kawai Piano Artist Stefan Cassomenos is back in New Zealand for a series of piano masterclasses in conjunction with KBB Music.

Musical Morning with MasterMusicAuckland - FREE!
11 February, 10am-1pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. A free workshop for all ages! Covering topics such as the Importance of Music and Music Theory, Highlights of Harmony, Score Reading Skills, Music Analysis at a Glance and Instrument Demonstrations. Entry is by gold coin donation. Book your seats now

 

JANUARY 2012

Christopher Norton Workshop - FREE!
27 January, 12.30pm - 6pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. Attention Piano Teachers and Students! A great opportunity to meet the author of the popular Microjazz Series as Christopher demonstrates piano improvising techniques. Plus Christopher will give unique insights into his publications including the latest ground-breaking Connections repertoire and much more. Get ready to be inspired. Entry is by gold coin donation. Register now

 

OCTOBER 2011

Big Band Festival
24 October, all day, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre. A day of youth workshops and instrumental clinics. Concerts open to the public. For more information and bookings visit www.bigband.co.nz or ph 027 529 9000.
 


SEPTEMBER 2011

Stefan Cassomenos Piano Recital - FREE!
1 September, 7pm sharp, KBB Music Central Auckland, 136 Karangahape Road.  A free recital by virtuosic performer and Kawai Piano Artist, Stefan Cassomenos, of works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more. Bookings essential as seating is limited. Light refreshment will be provided. Entry by gold coin donation. more

NZ Woodwind Competition
16-18 September, Raye Freedmane Arts Centre, Auckland. more

 

AUGUST 2011

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert I
3 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Grammar Voices, AGS Pipe Band, Grammar Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Barbershop Quartets and Wind Band. The second half features guest artist Italian Pianist Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School" Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme Band & Orchestra Festival
5 August, WEL Performing Arts Centre, University of Waikato.
For more information, please contact John Wright, Festival Co-ordinator heatherandjohn@clear.net.nz

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert II
10 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Premier Concert Band, Stage Band and the Minister's Plate Solo Competition Finalists adjudicated by guest pianist, Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School". Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

KBB Music Festival
15-19 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Chapel (adjacent to the Cathedral)
A real celebration of youth music. Go to the KBB Music Festival page for more details.

Big Sing Finale
New Dates & Venue 22-24 August, Wellington Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more inforamtion.

 

JULY 2011

KBB Music Young Performers' Competition
2 July, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland. Talented musicians of orchestral instruments are selected to perform at the final of the KBB Music Young Performers' Competition. The winner receives a cash price as well as the opportunity to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. more

NZ Concert Bands Festival
8-9 August, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. Annual festival for concert bands from all over the country.
2011 Timetable
NZCBA Newsletter July 2011

Chamber Music Contest National Finals
15 July, 11am & 4pm, National Semi-Finals. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
16 July, 2pm, Semi-Finalists Showcase. Wallace Gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
16 July, 7pm, National Final. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
For more information, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz or phone 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

NZ Festival of Brass
20-24 July, North Shore, Auckland. The best brass musicians from New Zealand and beyond compete for prestigious titles and trophies.
20 July, 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
21 July, 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
24 July, 2pm - Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
Bookings at www.ticketmaster.co.nz and 0800 111 999 (pre-purchase pacakages available)
Visit www.brassnz.co.nz for more details.

 

APRIL 2011

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
Cancelled 10 April, Lindisfarne College.

'Cultural Chords' NAtional Music Conference
18-20 April, Quality Hotel Barrycourt, Parnell, Auckland.
A conference for Primary and Secondary teachers teaching through and with music in their classrooms. Registration closes 18th March 2011. For more information visit www.trcc.org.nz

10th Early Childhood Convention
26-29 April Otautahi, Convention Centre and Town Hall, Christchurch. For more information visit www.ecconvention2011.org.nz

 

MARCH 2011

Viola Voce
6 March, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Morning session starting 9.30am, afternoon session starting at 2pm. Led by Robert Harris, Principal Viola of Canberra Symphony, and former Principal Viola of Australian Chamber Orchestra, join other violists in playing music written for violas in 2 to 6, maybe even 8 parts. $5 for full day, $3 for students or half day. Contact Anna Brooker brooklets@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton Flute Festival
12-13 March, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of flute events for less than a cost of a single lesson! Workshops, Masterclasses, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and the Hamilton Flute Festival & Altus Flute Concert featuring guest artist George Pope, Professor of Flute - University of Akron, Ohio, USA; Instruction of Flute, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Ohio, USA. More information.

 

FEBRUARY 2011

11th Adam Chamber Music Festival
3-12 February, Nelson. Biennial event featuring leading musicans and composers. Visit www.music.org.nz for more details.

 

JANUARY 2011

Bach Plus Competitions
Entries close 25 February 2011. The inaugural 'Bach Plus' Competitions for instrumentalists, held in 2011 in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney will culminate in finals and performances in Sydney in March 2011 as part of Sydney's 'Bach Plus' Festival. Open to performers of classical music instruments of modern or historic format. Each entrant must submit a programme of two unaccompanied works comprising one work by J.S.Bach and another work by an Australian or New Zealand composer. more

2011 Queenstown Violin Summer School
10-22 January, Queenstown. Visit www.qvss.com for more details.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools Jazz Workshops
17-20 January, NZ School of Music, Mt Cook Campus, Wellington
Open to all budding jazz musicians who wish to further their learning in a fun and friendly environment, and be tutored by top New Zealand jazz educators.
Visit www.nzjf.co.nz for more information and registration details.

 

DECEMBER 2010

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

NOVEMBER 2010

2010 NZ Ukulele Festival
27 November, The Trusts Stadium, Henderson.
Visit www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz for more details.

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 2010

Music Therapy Conference: Playing in Tune - Working Collaboratively in Music Therapy
2-3 October, Holiday Inn on Avon, Christchurch.
2 day conference. Visit www.musictherapy.org.nz for more details.

Big Band Festival
23-25 October, Christchurch. Visit www.bigband.co.nz for details.

Armageddon Expo
23-25 October, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Look out for Gorilla Guitars & Drums at stand #50! Visit www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
13-15, 19-21 October, Christchurch Town Hall.
Visit www.musicfestival.school.nz for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010


 

AUGUST 2010

NZ Concert Band Festival
6-8 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Visit www.nzcba.com for more information.

Big Sing Finale
9-11 August, Auckland Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more information.

KBB Music Festival
24-26 August, KBB Music Festival, Auckland Town Hall
27 August, KBB Fringe Festival, Auckland Town Hall
29 August, Showcase Gala Concerts, Auckland Town Hall
2010 KBB Music Festival Performance Schedule

NZ Woodwind Competition
27-29 August, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland. Contact Mary O'Brien (Competition Organiser) or visit www.flutefocus.com for more information.




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KBB Music Supports Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming Exotic Birds Concerts

Thu 27 March 2014

8pm

Auckland Town Hall

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Proudly Supporting NZ's Music Community

KBB Music is proud to sponsor and support a number of organisations that foster the growth of young musical talents and offer professional development opportunities to music teachers in New Zealand.

If you are organising a Music Festival or Event, contact us to have your event listed.

Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass Banner KBB Music
 
SEPTEMBER 2014
Big Music Day TaupoBig Music Day Taupo
Thursday 25 September. Combined School Orchestra for 8-18 year olds. A one-day event culminating to a late afternoon concert. No cost to participants. For more information and music contact Taupo School of Music

MAY 2014
MENZA logoMENZA National Professional Development Day
Friday 16 May.
A day-long music professional development with workshops and seminars throughout the country. more
 
MARCH 2014
NZCBA Seniors Band 2014NZCBA 2014 Seniors Band
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 March, St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton
The 6th Annual Seniors Band Weekend will be conducted by the inspiring John Snowling. Established for musicians of 40+ years, the weekend provides 'chronologically gifted' senior musicians support, professional development, networking and knowledge exchange. more

MARCH 2014
Live at the Vic-2014-A3 150wThe Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Live @ the Vic
Friday 28 March 12.05pm
Lunchtime chamber music concert. more
 



 
FEBRUARY 2014
Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass KBB MusicMark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass - FREE EVENT!
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom map
Join Bach Artist and Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Victoria, Mark Fitzpatrick, in an inspiring masterclass with aspiring students. Mark is the Trumpet Teacher at the University of Melbourne, and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Registration essential here


 
JANUARY 2014
nowak-kbb-poster-2014 90Summer Conducting Seminar with Prof. Jerry Nowak
20-21 January, Scots College, Wellington
The Jerry Nowak Summer Conducting School is suited to Musical Directors of all levels or ability working with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Jerry is one of those rare educators who can cater for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level conductor in one school. For more information or to register click here



Jack Taylor workshop flyer rev Professional Development Instrument Teaching Workshop with Jack Taylor
Monday 20 January, 10am-1pm, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.
See Jack Taylor, Music Director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and a Music Specialist with ten years of experience in training instrumental teachers, in workshops titled 'How to Run Successful, Productive, and Fun Small/Large Group Rehearsals' and 'Music is More than just Playing. It's Giving Bach!'. Spaces are limited. Enrolment fee: $80 ($70 for MENZA members). To enroll, please email Lee Martelli.
 
NOVEMBER
NZ Ukulele Festival 2013 NZ Ukulele Festival 2013
30 November, 11am-4pm, The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
A popular annual family event full of ukulele fun! Bring your own uke and join in with Kiwileles and international artists, of get one from one of the trade stands! 
Plus your chance to win one of two Cordoba Ukuleles to be given away by KBB Music! Enter before 30 November 2013 now or at KBB Music's trade stand! www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

RNZN Band-LIVE the VIC KBB MusicRoyal NZ Navy Live @ the Vic
22 November, 12.05pm, Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport
A lunchtime chamber music concert featuring soloists from the RNZ Navy Band from Classical to Jazz. 
Adults $12; Seniors, Students & NZDF personnel $10. Door sales only.  
This concert is proudly sponsored by KBB Music and Kawai Pianos.

 
OCTOBER 2013
Sanctuary percussion e-flyer Percussion & Friends Concert - APO Sanctuary Series
7 October, 6.30pm, St Peter's Church, Takapuna, Auckland
9 October, 6.30pm, St Michael's Church, Remuera, Auckland
From tam-tams and tea cups, feel the rhythm with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Eric Renick as he shatters the myth of percussion as "loud...and animalistic", with a selection of pieces that blend delicate rhythmic intricacies and sound colours more


Catherine BowieSt Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
20 October, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City
Join SMCO and conductor Michael McLellan for an afternoon of music including Dag Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Nielson's enchanting Flute Concerto (1926) with flute soloist Catherine Bowie, before finishing with Dvorak's celebrated Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door more


Christchurch Big Band FestivalChristchurch Big Band Festival
25-28 October (Labour Weekend), Christchurch
Head along to a weekend of workshops, a swing ball, incredible gala guest performances and numerous performance opportunities around central Christchurch for local and visiting bands more
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
French Horn Soloist APO Connecting week 90Brass Showcase
15 September, 2pm, Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland
The first-ever showcase featuring winners of the 2013 Auckland Brass Band Solo Competition and top brass performers from The University of Auckland, as they perform spellbinding slow melodies and virtuosic feats. $15 General Admission. Seating limited, so book now.
The Brass Showcase is presented by the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra, Auckland Bands Association, The University of Auckland and KBB Music.


Martin RiseleyClassical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
15 September, 2.30pm, St Matthews-in-the-City
Join violin soloist Martin Riseley and conductor Holly Mathieson for a concert of Mendelssohn's greatest works; Midsummer Night's Dream, Violin Concerto Op.64 and Symphony No. 1. Dr Riseley is Head of Strings at the NZ School of Music, and has studied at the University of Canterbury, Juilliard School and has performed as soloist in Australia, Japan and Great Britain. 
Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door. 
 
AUGUST 2013
Chamber Music ContestChamber Music Contest Finals Weekend
2 August, Semi-finals, Wellington
3 August, Finals, Wellington
The finalists in the 2013 Chamber Music Contest compete for prizes and awards. KBB Music proudly sponsors the KBB Music Awards in all district contests and the finals. Congratulations to all district KBB Music Award winners! more


Alison ThigpenHawke's Bay Festival of Bands
4 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music. The 2013 Festival will be adjudicated by Alison Thigpen from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Contact Festival Organiser, John Snowling, for more details.

 

Tony Fenelon AtelierTony Fenelon Organ Spectacular 1926-2013
4 August, 2pm, Hollywood Cinema, St Georges Road, Avondale. The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland in association with Roland and KBB Music presents a 'show of shows' - a mix of 1926 and millennium musical technology with the great entertainer Tony Fenelon. The Roland AT-900 Platinum Edition: Atelier Organ will be launched. more

 

Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum KBB MusicRoland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Organ Demonstration by Tony Fenelon
5 August, 1 - 5.30pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
You've seen it in action, now you can try out the new Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum yourself! Of if you prefer, ask for a live demonstration, and who better to do this than the organ master, Tony Fenelon, himself? This is a unique opportunity for any organist or organ enthusiast to try the latest in digital organ technology, ask questions and meet Tony Fenelon in person. FREE EVENT.

 

Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band and Orchestra Festival
15 August, Te Awamutu Intermediate.
 

KBB Music Festival 200830th KBB Music Festival
19-23 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Free adjudicated performances from symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands from schools in the greater Auckland region and beyond. more
 

KBB Music Festival 2008 Gala Concert KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts
25 August, Auckland Town Hall. A real celebration of youth music where the best groups from the Festival are invited to perform at the professional venue of the Auckland Town Hall. more
 

 

NZCBA logoNZ Concert Bands Festival
30-31 August, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. Annual festival featuring Concert Bands from around the country. more




JULY 2013
Batman logo old Play Electric Guitar with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The APO is giving one guitarist the opportunity to perform the Old Batman Theme at their Kiwi Kapers concerts on 28 and 29 August 2013 at the Auckland Town Hall. You will need to be available to perform during the day from 9.30am - 2pm on both days and on the evening of 28 August. To be considered, simply record yourself playing a 12-bar blues riff and solo, and send the APO your recording as a DVD of YouTube link along with a completed application form by 1 July 2013. more


Brent GrapesTrumpet Workshop with Brent Grapes
Tuesday 2 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland).
Learn the secret behind effective practice techniques followed by a masterclass style workshop. All welcome. If you are currently working on a piece and would like Brent to spend some time with you in the masterclass, register now. Brent Grapes is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also the Trumpet Artist/Teacher at the University of Auckland. Registrations are essential.


Julian BlissClarinet Evening with Julian Bliss
Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)
One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets. More details of the evening to come. Register you interest day
 

NZBBA LogoNZ Brass Band Championships
17-21 July, New Plymouth. Annual National Contest where Brass Bands from all around the country come together for performances and a street march.
KBB Music is proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Championships, and to provide the backline concert percussion for A & B Grade bands. KBB Music is also putting up a professional Schilke Bb Cornet up for tender. Try it out during the Contest! more
 

Mark WaltonMark Walton Seminar, Recital & Masterclass presented by Auckland Branch of the IRMT
20-21 July, Auckland University School of Music. A highly-regarded teacher and performer and well-known for his lively and engaging presentation style, Mark Walton will be talking about a number of different topics related to teaching, and also give a recital and masterclass. Registrations close Friday 12 July 2013. more


JUNE 2013
SMCO June Concert flyer 90Classical Concert with St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. Featuring three young soloists Ngaruaroha Martin (Violin), Elizabeth Mandeno (Soprano) and Crystal Lin (Viola). Join the orchestra for a fantastic programme with Weber's Oberon Overture, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 - Mvts 1 and 3, Anthony Young's Three Songs on Poems by Jean Toomer, Paganini's Sonata per la grande Viola Op. 35 and Sibelius' King Kristian Suite Op. 27. more

 
MAY 2013
Kevin Field playing Roland RG3Jazz Piano Workshop with Kevin Field - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom
Join Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field demonstrates his approach to playing Jazz and shares some of his experience and insights into what makes a successful Jazz pianist. Kevin will also be joined by vocalist Clo Chaperon as they perform material from Kevin's recent release Field of Vision. Registration Essential.


RNZ Navy Heartland Tour 90Royal New Zealand Navy Heartland Tour
HAMILTON Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Founders Theatre (Book through Ticketek)
ROTORUA Thursday 23 May, 7pm, Civic Theatre (Book through Ticketmaster)
TAUPO Friday 24 May, 7pm, Great Lake Centre (Book through Ticketek)
NEW PLYMOUTH Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm, TSB Showplace (Book through Ticketmaster)
WANGANUI Tuesday 28 May, 7pm, Royal Wanganui Opera House (Book online or booking office)

Whether you like jazz, classical, traditional or pop, the Navy Band's repertoire of music from Tchaikovsky to the Blues Brothers will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Featuring exciting young NZ singer, Rebecca Nelson, the RNZ Navy Band will perform music to suit all ages. So join some of NZ's best wind, brass and percussion players on their Heartland Tour. For more information: Ph 09 4455 832 or email navy.band@nzdf.mil.nz


APO horn section colour 90Classical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. The talented French Horn Section of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in a concert conducted by David Sharp. Enjoy NZ composer, Anthony Ritchie's Remember Parihaka, Schumann's Konzertstuck Op. 86 for Four Horns and Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica. more

 

APRIL 2013

Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies 90Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies Live @ KBB Music Albany
Friday 19 April, KBB Music Albany, Shop 16, Northridge Plaza, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Join NZ jazz icon and international jazz artist Nathan Haines and his band for a special performance at KBB Music's newest store on the North Shore. Experience Nathan's just-released album Vermillion Skies live. 
FREE EVENT. Registration essential


Elizabeth koch 1Hamilton Flute Festival
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Elizabeth Koch from Australia. The weekend is designed for flutists of approximately Grade 4 and above of all ages including teachers. Early Bird Registration and Masterclass Performer application close 28 February. more

 
DECEMBER 2012
David NewdickTrumpet Workshop with Dave Newdick - Free!
Monday 10 Dcember , 7pm, KBB Music Epsom  (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

From playing Handel's Messiah to improvised solo on records, Dave Newdick is in demand for studio work, theatre shows, jazz performances and as a clinician for over two decades. Join the Bach Trumpet Artists as he shares his extensive knowledge on the basics of trumpet playing, the importance of daily structure in practice, fundamentals for player improvement and of course, his playing. All welcome. Bring your trumpet and playalong with Dave!

Entry is free. Registration essential.
Gold coin donation appreciated.
 

NOVEMBER 2012

Rico poster2Rico Reeds Workshop with Michael Jamieson - Free!
Friday 9 November, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

Saxophonist Michael Jamieson gives insights into how to prepare, protect and personalise your reeds, and helping players to understand their reeds and get the most out of them.

All welcome. Entry is free. Gold coin donation is appreciated. more

Registration is essential here.


AK Barok Nov Concert
AK Barok The Best of AK Barok Concert with guest soloist Sally Tibbles (flute)
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 November, 2.00pm, St Lukes's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Favourites including Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as music by Telemann and Geminiani.

To pre-book, phone 09 849 7976 or email akbarok@xtra.co.nz ($5 discount)

For more information, visit www.akbarok.org.nz

 
OCTOBER 2012
KBB Music YPC 2012KBB Music Young Performers Competition Finals
Sunday 28 October, 2pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's KBB Music Young Performers Competition!


STRINGS
Alexander McFarlane      viola                 Auckland Grammar School
Sally Kim                      cello                 Westlake Girls’ High school
Cecilia Xu                     violin                 Epsom Girls Grammar School

WIND/BRASS
Geeny Moon                 French horn       Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Joey Chen                    flute                  Rangitoto College
Christo Karadjov           clarinet              Auckland Grammar School

The winning student in the two categories will receive $250, for each of them and their school. We are delighted to introduce our new patron for this competition: Brecon Carter, MNZM, and APO Concertmaster Emeritus. Brecon believes wholeheartedly in the value of competitions to develop young players' potential.

There will be a judging panel of three for the competition which will be chaired by Dr Jo Harrop, Director of Sistema Aotearoa. The IRMT will have one representative, and the University of Auckland will be represented by Dene Sky-Ducas.

Tickets are $10 General Admission. Door sales will be available from 1pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
NZCBA logo 2 1New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
14-16 September, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

An annual celebration of Concert Bands and Symphonic Bands nationwide. Ensembles and Solo performance opportunities for community and high school bands.

2012 NZCBA Festival Results

Please direct all enquiries about the Festival to Christine Jeffs (Secretary) cjeffs@waikato.ac.nz

Visit the NZCBA Festival Website



NZ Woodwind Competition logo 1 1New Zealand Woodwind Competition 2012
14-16 September, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland
The New Zealand Woodwind Competition is an annual national competition for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult students of the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and recorder. Great prizes from our sponsors are given out each year.
Now in its 5th year, the Competitions go from strength to strength, encouraging students at all levels with their musical development. Once again, all competitors will be given the opportunity to compete in a supportive environment, gain valuable experience and feedback, and have the option to use this performance opportunity for an NCEA or University assessment - plus as always the chance to win great prizes.

Contact Mary O'Brien (NZ Woodwind Competition Organiser) ph +64 27 676 8741, email mary@flutefocus.com or visit www.flutefocus.com for more details. For regular update, follow on Twitter.

 

AUGUST 2012

KBB Music Festival 2012KBB Music Festival
21-25 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Church

The 29th annual Music Festival showcases Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Concert Bands & Jazz Bands of secondary schools in Auckland.

A platform for young musicians, the five-day event includes adjudicated performances and a Fringe Festival for novice bands. The Festival celebrates musical talent with a Gala Concert and presentation of awards. more

 

JUNE 2012
SIBELIUS 7Get Creative in the Classroom with Avid - FREE!
7 June, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Avid® and KBB Music for an evening of exciting product showcases of industry standard audio production tools such as Pro Tools®, Sibelius® and M-Audio®. These are the very same tools used to create professional films, movies and records, and rightfully, the tools that students and educators to become familiar with. more

Registration essential.

MAY 2012 - New Zealand Music Month

Timp mallet closeupPercussion Workshop with Vadim Simongauz - FREE!
10 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Vadim Simongauz, Principal Timpanist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a workshop on tips and techiques on improving your next performance on timpani, cymbals and snare drums.

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

sax picture no 1 smAuckland Saxophone Quartet Live at KBB Music - FREE!
17 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Get a taste of everything saxophone with the Auckland Saxopone Quartet's 'taster' concert! From early sax quartets such as Washington Post March, to jazz favourites St Louis Blue, Blue Monk, Niehaus' Waltz of the Sax, Piazzolla's Libertango, even original music by a member of the quartet and more! Prepare for a treat!

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential


 

APRIL 2012

Nathan Haines workshop flyerNathan Haines Saxophone Workshop Concert
3 April, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines and jazz pianist Kevin Field for an intimate evening of music and behind-the-scenes insights in The Poet's Embrace  - Nathan's first analogue live-to-tape record and eight studio album. Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential

 

Bart Feller 1Hamilton Flute Festival
7-8 April, Easter Weekend, Fairfield Intermediate

A weekend of flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Masterclasses, Workshops, Flute Ensemble, Concert and more! With guest artist Bart Feller, Principal Flutist of the New Jersey Symphony and New York City Opera Orchestra. more


The Seniors Band (NZ Concert Bands Assn Inc)
27-29 April, Gisborne. For musicians 40+ years of age. The NZ Concert Bands Association has established a band for senior musicians 40+ years of age who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The purpose of the Band is to support musical and professional development in older musicians, networking and knowledge exchange. The Seniors Band will be conducted by John Snowling.

For more information or enquire about discounted accommodation rates, please contact Judy Livingston, phone 06 867 2049 ext 5868 (work), Mobile 027 289 8021 (work phone but you can leave a message), or email judyl@gdc.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 10 February 2012. Download registration form now.
 

FEBRUARY 2012

Piano Masterclass with Stefan Cassomenos - FREE!
23 February, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central & Piano Showroom (136 Karangahape Road, CBD)
Listen and watch as Kawai Pianist, Stefan Cassomenos, works and shares his experience and expertise with aspiring pianists in this intimate and educational session. The class is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential due to limited seating. To book, please email theresa@kbbmusic.co.nz
A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated. All donations go to the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

School Piano Masterclasses with Stefan Cassomenos
21 February, 11am, Wellington College
21 February, 2pm, Hutt Valley High School
Back by popular demand, charismatic Kawai Piano Artist Stefan Cassomenos is back in New Zealand for a series of piano masterclasses in conjunction with KBB Music.

Musical Morning with MasterMusicAuckland - FREE!
11 February, 10am-1pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. A free workshop for all ages! Covering topics such as the Importance of Music and Music Theory, Highlights of Harmony, Score Reading Skills, Music Analysis at a Glance and Instrument Demonstrations. Entry is by gold coin donation. Book your seats now

 

JANUARY 2012

Christopher Norton Workshop - FREE!
27 January, 12.30pm - 6pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. Attention Piano Teachers and Students! A great opportunity to meet the author of the popular Microjazz Series as Christopher demonstrates piano improvising techniques. Plus Christopher will give unique insights into his publications including the latest ground-breaking Connections repertoire and much more. Get ready to be inspired. Entry is by gold coin donation. Register now

 

OCTOBER 2011

Big Band Festival
24 October, all day, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre. A day of youth workshops and instrumental clinics. Concerts open to the public. For more information and bookings visit www.bigband.co.nz or ph 027 529 9000.
 


SEPTEMBER 2011

Stefan Cassomenos Piano Recital - FREE!
1 September, 7pm sharp, KBB Music Central Auckland, 136 Karangahape Road.  A free recital by virtuosic performer and Kawai Piano Artist, Stefan Cassomenos, of works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more. Bookings essential as seating is limited. Light refreshment will be provided. Entry by gold coin donation. more

NZ Woodwind Competition
16-18 September, Raye Freedmane Arts Centre, Auckland. more

 

AUGUST 2011

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert I
3 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Grammar Voices, AGS Pipe Band, Grammar Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Barbershop Quartets and Wind Band. The second half features guest artist Italian Pianist Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School" Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme Band & Orchestra Festival
5 August, WEL Performing Arts Centre, University of Waikato.
For more information, please contact John Wright, Festival Co-ordinator heatherandjohn@clear.net.nz

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert II
10 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Premier Concert Band, Stage Band and the Minister's Plate Solo Competition Finalists adjudicated by guest pianist, Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School". Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

KBB Music Festival
15-19 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Chapel (adjacent to the Cathedral)
A real celebration of youth music. Go to the KBB Music Festival page for more details.

Big Sing Finale
New Dates & Venue 22-24 August, Wellington Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more inforamtion.

 

JULY 2011

KBB Music Young Performers' Competition
2 July, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland. Talented musicians of orchestral instruments are selected to perform at the final of the KBB Music Young Performers' Competition. The winner receives a cash price as well as the opportunity to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. more

NZ Concert Bands Festival
8-9 August, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. Annual festival for concert bands from all over the country.
2011 Timetable
NZCBA Newsletter July 2011

Chamber Music Contest National Finals
15 July, 11am & 4pm, National Semi-Finals. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
16 July, 2pm, Semi-Finalists Showcase. Wallace Gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
16 July, 7pm, National Final. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
For more information, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz or phone 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

NZ Festival of Brass
20-24 July, North Shore, Auckland. The best brass musicians from New Zealand and beyond compete for prestigious titles and trophies.
20 July, 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
21 July, 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
24 July, 2pm - Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
Bookings at www.ticketmaster.co.nz and 0800 111 999 (pre-purchase pacakages available)
Visit www.brassnz.co.nz for more details.

 

APRIL 2011

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
Cancelled 10 April, Lindisfarne College.

'Cultural Chords' NAtional Music Conference
18-20 April, Quality Hotel Barrycourt, Parnell, Auckland.
A conference for Primary and Secondary teachers teaching through and with music in their classrooms. Registration closes 18th March 2011. For more information visit www.trcc.org.nz

10th Early Childhood Convention
26-29 April Otautahi, Convention Centre and Town Hall, Christchurch. For more information visit www.ecconvention2011.org.nz

 

MARCH 2011

Viola Voce
6 March, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Morning session starting 9.30am, afternoon session starting at 2pm. Led by Robert Harris, Principal Viola of Canberra Symphony, and former Principal Viola of Australian Chamber Orchestra, join other violists in playing music written for violas in 2 to 6, maybe even 8 parts. $5 for full day, $3 for students or half day. Contact Anna Brooker brooklets@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton Flute Festival
12-13 March, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of flute events for less than a cost of a single lesson! Workshops, Masterclasses, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and the Hamilton Flute Festival & Altus Flute Concert featuring guest artist George Pope, Professor of Flute - University of Akron, Ohio, USA; Instruction of Flute, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Ohio, USA. More information.

 

FEBRUARY 2011

11th Adam Chamber Music Festival
3-12 February, Nelson. Biennial event featuring leading musicans and composers. Visit www.music.org.nz for more details.

 

JANUARY 2011

Bach Plus Competitions
Entries close 25 February 2011. The inaugural 'Bach Plus' Competitions for instrumentalists, held in 2011 in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney will culminate in finals and performances in Sydney in March 2011 as part of Sydney's 'Bach Plus' Festival. Open to performers of classical music instruments of modern or historic format. Each entrant must submit a programme of two unaccompanied works comprising one work by J.S.Bach and another work by an Australian or New Zealand composer. more

2011 Queenstown Violin Summer School
10-22 January, Queenstown. Visit www.qvss.com for more details.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools Jazz Workshops
17-20 January, NZ School of Music, Mt Cook Campus, Wellington
Open to all budding jazz musicians who wish to further their learning in a fun and friendly environment, and be tutored by top New Zealand jazz educators.
Visit www.nzjf.co.nz for more information and registration details.

 

DECEMBER 2010

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

NOVEMBER 2010

2010 NZ Ukulele Festival
27 November, The Trusts Stadium, Henderson.
Visit www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz for more details.

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 2010

Music Therapy Conference: Playing in Tune - Working Collaboratively in Music Therapy
2-3 October, Holiday Inn on Avon, Christchurch.
2 day conference. Visit www.musictherapy.org.nz for more details.

Big Band Festival
23-25 October, Christchurch. Visit www.bigband.co.nz for details.

Armageddon Expo
23-25 October, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Look out for Gorilla Guitars & Drums at stand #50! Visit www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
13-15, 19-21 October, Christchurch Town Hall.
Visit www.musicfestival.school.nz for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010


 

AUGUST 2010

NZ Concert Band Festival
6-8 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Visit www.nzcba.com for more information.

Big Sing Finale
9-11 August, Auckland Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more information.

KBB Music Festival
24-26 August, KBB Music Festival, Auckland Town Hall
27 August, KBB Fringe Festival, Auckland Town Hall
29 August, Showcase Gala Concerts, Auckland Town Hall
2010 KBB Music Festival Performance Schedule

NZ Woodwind Competition
27-29 August, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland. Contact Mary O'Brien (Competition Organiser) or visit www.flutefocus.com for more information.




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KBB Music Supports Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming Exotic Birds Concerts

Thu 27 March 2014

8pm

Auckland Town Hall

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Proudly Supporting NZ's Music Community

KBB Music is proud to sponsor and support a number of organisations that foster the growth of young musical talents and offer professional development opportunities to music teachers in New Zealand.

If you are organising a Music Festival or Event, contact us to have your event listed.

Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass Banner KBB Music
 
SEPTEMBER 2014
Big Music Day TaupoBig Music Day Taupo
Thursday 25 September. Combined School Orchestra for 8-18 year olds. A one-day event culminating to a late afternoon concert. No cost to participants. For more information and music contact Taupo School of Music

MAY 2014
MENZA logoMENZA National Professional Development Day
Friday 16 May.
A day-long music professional development with workshops and seminars throughout the country. more
 
MARCH 2014
NZCBA Seniors Band 2014NZCBA 2014 Seniors Band
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 March, St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton
The 6th Annual Seniors Band Weekend will be conducted by the inspiring John Snowling. Established for musicians of 40+ years, the weekend provides 'chronologically gifted' senior musicians support, professional development, networking and knowledge exchange. more

MARCH 2014
Live at the Vic-2014-A3 150wThe Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Live @ the Vic
Friday 28 March 12.05pm
Lunchtime chamber music concert. more
 



 
FEBRUARY 2014
Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass KBB MusicMark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass - FREE EVENT!
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom map
Join Bach Artist and Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Victoria, Mark Fitzpatrick, in an inspiring masterclass with aspiring students. Mark is the Trumpet Teacher at the University of Melbourne, and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Registration essential here


 
JANUARY 2014
nowak-kbb-poster-2014 90Summer Conducting Seminar with Prof. Jerry Nowak
20-21 January, Scots College, Wellington
The Jerry Nowak Summer Conducting School is suited to Musical Directors of all levels or ability working with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Jerry is one of those rare educators who can cater for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level conductor in one school. For more information or to register click here



Jack Taylor workshop flyer rev Professional Development Instrument Teaching Workshop with Jack Taylor
Monday 20 January, 10am-1pm, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.
See Jack Taylor, Music Director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and a Music Specialist with ten years of experience in training instrumental teachers, in workshops titled 'How to Run Successful, Productive, and Fun Small/Large Group Rehearsals' and 'Music is More than just Playing. It's Giving Bach!'. Spaces are limited. Enrolment fee: $80 ($70 for MENZA members). To enroll, please email Lee Martelli.
 
NOVEMBER
NZ Ukulele Festival 2013 NZ Ukulele Festival 2013
30 November, 11am-4pm, The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
A popular annual family event full of ukulele fun! Bring your own uke and join in with Kiwileles and international artists, of get one from one of the trade stands! 
Plus your chance to win one of two Cordoba Ukuleles to be given away by KBB Music! Enter before 30 November 2013 now or at KBB Music's trade stand! www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

RNZN Band-LIVE the VIC KBB MusicRoyal NZ Navy Live @ the Vic
22 November, 12.05pm, Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport
A lunchtime chamber music concert featuring soloists from the RNZ Navy Band from Classical to Jazz. 
Adults $12; Seniors, Students & NZDF personnel $10. Door sales only.  
This concert is proudly sponsored by KBB Music and Kawai Pianos.

 
OCTOBER 2013
Sanctuary percussion e-flyer Percussion & Friends Concert - APO Sanctuary Series
7 October, 6.30pm, St Peter's Church, Takapuna, Auckland
9 October, 6.30pm, St Michael's Church, Remuera, Auckland
From tam-tams and tea cups, feel the rhythm with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Eric Renick as he shatters the myth of percussion as "loud...and animalistic", with a selection of pieces that blend delicate rhythmic intricacies and sound colours more


Catherine BowieSt Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
20 October, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City
Join SMCO and conductor Michael McLellan for an afternoon of music including Dag Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Nielson's enchanting Flute Concerto (1926) with flute soloist Catherine Bowie, before finishing with Dvorak's celebrated Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door more


Christchurch Big Band FestivalChristchurch Big Band Festival
25-28 October (Labour Weekend), Christchurch
Head along to a weekend of workshops, a swing ball, incredible gala guest performances and numerous performance opportunities around central Christchurch for local and visiting bands more
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
French Horn Soloist APO Connecting week 90Brass Showcase
15 September, 2pm, Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland
The first-ever showcase featuring winners of the 2013 Auckland Brass Band Solo Competition and top brass performers from The University of Auckland, as they perform spellbinding slow melodies and virtuosic feats. $15 General Admission. Seating limited, so book now.
The Brass Showcase is presented by the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra, Auckland Bands Association, The University of Auckland and KBB Music.


Martin RiseleyClassical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
15 September, 2.30pm, St Matthews-in-the-City
Join violin soloist Martin Riseley and conductor Holly Mathieson for a concert of Mendelssohn's greatest works; Midsummer Night's Dream, Violin Concerto Op.64 and Symphony No. 1. Dr Riseley is Head of Strings at the NZ School of Music, and has studied at the University of Canterbury, Juilliard School and has performed as soloist in Australia, Japan and Great Britain. 
Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door. 
 
AUGUST 2013
Chamber Music ContestChamber Music Contest Finals Weekend
2 August, Semi-finals, Wellington
3 August, Finals, Wellington
The finalists in the 2013 Chamber Music Contest compete for prizes and awards. KBB Music proudly sponsors the KBB Music Awards in all district contests and the finals. Congratulations to all district KBB Music Award winners! more


Alison ThigpenHawke's Bay Festival of Bands
4 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music. The 2013 Festival will be adjudicated by Alison Thigpen from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Contact Festival Organiser, John Snowling, for more details.

 

Tony Fenelon AtelierTony Fenelon Organ Spectacular 1926-2013
4 August, 2pm, Hollywood Cinema, St Georges Road, Avondale. The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland in association with Roland and KBB Music presents a 'show of shows' - a mix of 1926 and millennium musical technology with the great entertainer Tony Fenelon. The Roland AT-900 Platinum Edition: Atelier Organ will be launched. more

 

Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum KBB MusicRoland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Organ Demonstration by Tony Fenelon
5 August, 1 - 5.30pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
You've seen it in action, now you can try out the new Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum yourself! Of if you prefer, ask for a live demonstration, and who better to do this than the organ master, Tony Fenelon, himself? This is a unique opportunity for any organist or organ enthusiast to try the latest in digital organ technology, ask questions and meet Tony Fenelon in person. FREE EVENT.

 

Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band and Orchestra Festival
15 August, Te Awamutu Intermediate.
 

KBB Music Festival 200830th KBB Music Festival
19-23 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Free adjudicated performances from symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands from schools in the greater Auckland region and beyond. more
 

KBB Music Festival 2008 Gala Concert KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts
25 August, Auckland Town Hall. A real celebration of youth music where the best groups from the Festival are invited to perform at the professional venue of the Auckland Town Hall. more
 

 

NZCBA logoNZ Concert Bands Festival
30-31 August, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. Annual festival featuring Concert Bands from around the country. more




JULY 2013
Batman logo old Play Electric Guitar with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The APO is giving one guitarist the opportunity to perform the Old Batman Theme at their Kiwi Kapers concerts on 28 and 29 August 2013 at the Auckland Town Hall. You will need to be available to perform during the day from 9.30am - 2pm on both days and on the evening of 28 August. To be considered, simply record yourself playing a 12-bar blues riff and solo, and send the APO your recording as a DVD of YouTube link along with a completed application form by 1 July 2013. more


Brent GrapesTrumpet Workshop with Brent Grapes
Tuesday 2 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland).
Learn the secret behind effective practice techniques followed by a masterclass style workshop. All welcome. If you are currently working on a piece and would like Brent to spend some time with you in the masterclass, register now. Brent Grapes is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also the Trumpet Artist/Teacher at the University of Auckland. Registrations are essential.


Julian BlissClarinet Evening with Julian Bliss
Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)
One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets. More details of the evening to come. Register you interest day
 

NZBBA LogoNZ Brass Band Championships
17-21 July, New Plymouth. Annual National Contest where Brass Bands from all around the country come together for performances and a street march.
KBB Music is proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Championships, and to provide the backline concert percussion for A & B Grade bands. KBB Music is also putting up a professional Schilke Bb Cornet up for tender. Try it out during the Contest! more
 

Mark WaltonMark Walton Seminar, Recital & Masterclass presented by Auckland Branch of the IRMT
20-21 July, Auckland University School of Music. A highly-regarded teacher and performer and well-known for his lively and engaging presentation style, Mark Walton will be talking about a number of different topics related to teaching, and also give a recital and masterclass. Registrations close Friday 12 July 2013. more


JUNE 2013
SMCO June Concert flyer 90Classical Concert with St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. Featuring three young soloists Ngaruaroha Martin (Violin), Elizabeth Mandeno (Soprano) and Crystal Lin (Viola). Join the orchestra for a fantastic programme with Weber's Oberon Overture, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 - Mvts 1 and 3, Anthony Young's Three Songs on Poems by Jean Toomer, Paganini's Sonata per la grande Viola Op. 35 and Sibelius' King Kristian Suite Op. 27. more

 
MAY 2013
Kevin Field playing Roland RG3Jazz Piano Workshop with Kevin Field - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom
Join Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field demonstrates his approach to playing Jazz and shares some of his experience and insights into what makes a successful Jazz pianist. Kevin will also be joined by vocalist Clo Chaperon as they perform material from Kevin's recent release Field of Vision. Registration Essential.


RNZ Navy Heartland Tour 90Royal New Zealand Navy Heartland Tour
HAMILTON Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Founders Theatre (Book through Ticketek)
ROTORUA Thursday 23 May, 7pm, Civic Theatre (Book through Ticketmaster)
TAUPO Friday 24 May, 7pm, Great Lake Centre (Book through Ticketek)
NEW PLYMOUTH Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm, TSB Showplace (Book through Ticketmaster)
WANGANUI Tuesday 28 May, 7pm, Royal Wanganui Opera House (Book online or booking office)

Whether you like jazz, classical, traditional or pop, the Navy Band's repertoire of music from Tchaikovsky to the Blues Brothers will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Featuring exciting young NZ singer, Rebecca Nelson, the RNZ Navy Band will perform music to suit all ages. So join some of NZ's best wind, brass and percussion players on their Heartland Tour. For more information: Ph 09 4455 832 or email navy.band@nzdf.mil.nz


APO horn section colour 90Classical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. The talented French Horn Section of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in a concert conducted by David Sharp. Enjoy NZ composer, Anthony Ritchie's Remember Parihaka, Schumann's Konzertstuck Op. 86 for Four Horns and Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica. more

 

APRIL 2013

Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies 90Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies Live @ KBB Music Albany
Friday 19 April, KBB Music Albany, Shop 16, Northridge Plaza, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Join NZ jazz icon and international jazz artist Nathan Haines and his band for a special performance at KBB Music's newest store on the North Shore. Experience Nathan's just-released album Vermillion Skies live. 
FREE EVENT. Registration essential


Elizabeth koch 1Hamilton Flute Festival
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Elizabeth Koch from Australia. The weekend is designed for flutists of approximately Grade 4 and above of all ages including teachers. Early Bird Registration and Masterclass Performer application close 28 February. more

 
DECEMBER 2012
David NewdickTrumpet Workshop with Dave Newdick - Free!
Monday 10 Dcember , 7pm, KBB Music Epsom  (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

From playing Handel's Messiah to improvised solo on records, Dave Newdick is in demand for studio work, theatre shows, jazz performances and as a clinician for over two decades. Join the Bach Trumpet Artists as he shares his extensive knowledge on the basics of trumpet playing, the importance of daily structure in practice, fundamentals for player improvement and of course, his playing. All welcome. Bring your trumpet and playalong with Dave!

Entry is free. Registration essential.
Gold coin donation appreciated.
 

NOVEMBER 2012

Rico poster2Rico Reeds Workshop with Michael Jamieson - Free!
Friday 9 November, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

Saxophonist Michael Jamieson gives insights into how to prepare, protect and personalise your reeds, and helping players to understand their reeds and get the most out of them.

All welcome. Entry is free. Gold coin donation is appreciated. more

Registration is essential here.


AK Barok Nov Concert
AK Barok The Best of AK Barok Concert with guest soloist Sally Tibbles (flute)
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 November, 2.00pm, St Lukes's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Favourites including Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as music by Telemann and Geminiani.

To pre-book, phone 09 849 7976 or email akbarok@xtra.co.nz ($5 discount)

For more information, visit www.akbarok.org.nz

 
OCTOBER 2012
KBB Music YPC 2012KBB Music Young Performers Competition Finals
Sunday 28 October, 2pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's KBB Music Young Performers Competition!


STRINGS
Alexander McFarlane      viola                 Auckland Grammar School
Sally Kim                      cello                 Westlake Girls’ High school
Cecilia Xu                     violin                 Epsom Girls Grammar School

WIND/BRASS
Geeny Moon                 French horn       Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Joey Chen                    flute                  Rangitoto College
Christo Karadjov           clarinet              Auckland Grammar School

The winning student in the two categories will receive $250, for each of them and their school. We are delighted to introduce our new patron for this competition: Brecon Carter, MNZM, and APO Concertmaster Emeritus. Brecon believes wholeheartedly in the value of competitions to develop young players' potential.

There will be a judging panel of three for the competition which will be chaired by Dr Jo Harrop, Director of Sistema Aotearoa. The IRMT will have one representative, and the University of Auckland will be represented by Dene Sky-Ducas.

Tickets are $10 General Admission. Door sales will be available from 1pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
NZCBA logo 2 1New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
14-16 September, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

An annual celebration of Concert Bands and Symphonic Bands nationwide. Ensembles and Solo performance opportunities for community and high school bands.

2012 NZCBA Festival Results

Please direct all enquiries about the Festival to Christine Jeffs (Secretary) cjeffs@waikato.ac.nz

Visit the NZCBA Festival Website



NZ Woodwind Competition logo 1 1New Zealand Woodwind Competition 2012
14-16 September, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland
The New Zealand Woodwind Competition is an annual national competition for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult students of the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and recorder. Great prizes from our sponsors are given out each year.
Now in its 5th year, the Competitions go from strength to strength, encouraging students at all levels with their musical development. Once again, all competitors will be given the opportunity to compete in a supportive environment, gain valuable experience and feedback, and have the option to use this performance opportunity for an NCEA or University assessment - plus as always the chance to win great prizes.

Contact Mary O'Brien (NZ Woodwind Competition Organiser) ph +64 27 676 8741, email mary@flutefocus.com or visit www.flutefocus.com for more details. For regular update, follow on Twitter.

 

AUGUST 2012

KBB Music Festival 2012KBB Music Festival
21-25 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Church

The 29th annual Music Festival showcases Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Concert Bands & Jazz Bands of secondary schools in Auckland.

A platform for young musicians, the five-day event includes adjudicated performances and a Fringe Festival for novice bands. The Festival celebrates musical talent with a Gala Concert and presentation of awards. more

 

JUNE 2012
SIBELIUS 7Get Creative in the Classroom with Avid - FREE!
7 June, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Avid® and KBB Music for an evening of exciting product showcases of industry standard audio production tools such as Pro Tools®, Sibelius® and M-Audio®. These are the very same tools used to create professional films, movies and records, and rightfully, the tools that students and educators to become familiar with. more

Registration essential.

MAY 2012 - New Zealand Music Month

Timp mallet closeupPercussion Workshop with Vadim Simongauz - FREE!
10 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Vadim Simongauz, Principal Timpanist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a workshop on tips and techiques on improving your next performance on timpani, cymbals and snare drums.

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

sax picture no 1 smAuckland Saxophone Quartet Live at KBB Music - FREE!
17 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Get a taste of everything saxophone with the Auckland Saxopone Quartet's 'taster' concert! From early sax quartets such as Washington Post March, to jazz favourites St Louis Blue, Blue Monk, Niehaus' Waltz of the Sax, Piazzolla's Libertango, even original music by a member of the quartet and more! Prepare for a treat!

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential


 

APRIL 2012

Nathan Haines workshop flyerNathan Haines Saxophone Workshop Concert
3 April, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines and jazz pianist Kevin Field for an intimate evening of music and behind-the-scenes insights in The Poet's Embrace  - Nathan's first analogue live-to-tape record and eight studio album. Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential

 

Bart Feller 1Hamilton Flute Festival
7-8 April, Easter Weekend, Fairfield Intermediate

A weekend of flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Masterclasses, Workshops, Flute Ensemble, Concert and more! With guest artist Bart Feller, Principal Flutist of the New Jersey Symphony and New York City Opera Orchestra. more


The Seniors Band (NZ Concert Bands Assn Inc)
27-29 April, Gisborne. For musicians 40+ years of age. The NZ Concert Bands Association has established a band for senior musicians 40+ years of age who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The purpose of the Band is to support musical and professional development in older musicians, networking and knowledge exchange. The Seniors Band will be conducted by John Snowling.

For more information or enquire about discounted accommodation rates, please contact Judy Livingston, phone 06 867 2049 ext 5868 (work), Mobile 027 289 8021 (work phone but you can leave a message), or email judyl@gdc.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 10 February 2012. Download registration form now.
 

FEBRUARY 2012

Piano Masterclass with Stefan Cassomenos - FREE!
23 February, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central & Piano Showroom (136 Karangahape Road, CBD)
Listen and watch as Kawai Pianist, Stefan Cassomenos, works and shares his experience and expertise with aspiring pianists in this intimate and educational session. The class is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential due to limited seating. To book, please email theresa@kbbmusic.co.nz
A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated. All donations go to the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

School Piano Masterclasses with Stefan Cassomenos
21 February, 11am, Wellington College
21 February, 2pm, Hutt Valley High School
Back by popular demand, charismatic Kawai Piano Artist Stefan Cassomenos is back in New Zealand for a series of piano masterclasses in conjunction with KBB Music.

Musical Morning with MasterMusicAuckland - FREE!
11 February, 10am-1pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. A free workshop for all ages! Covering topics such as the Importance of Music and Music Theory, Highlights of Harmony, Score Reading Skills, Music Analysis at a Glance and Instrument Demonstrations. Entry is by gold coin donation. Book your seats now

 

JANUARY 2012

Christopher Norton Workshop - FREE!
27 January, 12.30pm - 6pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. Attention Piano Teachers and Students! A great opportunity to meet the author of the popular Microjazz Series as Christopher demonstrates piano improvising techniques. Plus Christopher will give unique insights into his publications including the latest ground-breaking Connections repertoire and much more. Get ready to be inspired. Entry is by gold coin donation. Register now

 

OCTOBER 2011

Big Band Festival
24 October, all day, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre. A day of youth workshops and instrumental clinics. Concerts open to the public. For more information and bookings visit www.bigband.co.nz or ph 027 529 9000.
 


SEPTEMBER 2011

Stefan Cassomenos Piano Recital - FREE!
1 September, 7pm sharp, KBB Music Central Auckland, 136 Karangahape Road.  A free recital by virtuosic performer and Kawai Piano Artist, Stefan Cassomenos, of works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more. Bookings essential as seating is limited. Light refreshment will be provided. Entry by gold coin donation. more

NZ Woodwind Competition
16-18 September, Raye Freedmane Arts Centre, Auckland. more

 

AUGUST 2011

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert I
3 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Grammar Voices, AGS Pipe Band, Grammar Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Barbershop Quartets and Wind Band. The second half features guest artist Italian Pianist Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School" Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme Band & Orchestra Festival
5 August, WEL Performing Arts Centre, University of Waikato.
For more information, please contact John Wright, Festival Co-ordinator heatherandjohn@clear.net.nz

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert II
10 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Premier Concert Band, Stage Band and the Minister's Plate Solo Competition Finalists adjudicated by guest pianist, Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School". Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

KBB Music Festival
15-19 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Chapel (adjacent to the Cathedral)
A real celebration of youth music. Go to the KBB Music Festival page for more details.

Big Sing Finale
New Dates & Venue 22-24 August, Wellington Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more inforamtion.

 

JULY 2011

KBB Music Young Performers' Competition
2 July, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland. Talented musicians of orchestral instruments are selected to perform at the final of the KBB Music Young Performers' Competition. The winner receives a cash price as well as the opportunity to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. more

NZ Concert Bands Festival
8-9 August, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. Annual festival for concert bands from all over the country.
2011 Timetable
NZCBA Newsletter July 2011

Chamber Music Contest National Finals
15 July, 11am & 4pm, National Semi-Finals. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
16 July, 2pm, Semi-Finalists Showcase. Wallace Gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
16 July, 7pm, National Final. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
For more information, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz or phone 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

NZ Festival of Brass
20-24 July, North Shore, Auckland. The best brass musicians from New Zealand and beyond compete for prestigious titles and trophies.
20 July, 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
21 July, 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
24 July, 2pm - Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
Bookings at www.ticketmaster.co.nz and 0800 111 999 (pre-purchase pacakages available)
Visit www.brassnz.co.nz for more details.

 

APRIL 2011

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
Cancelled 10 April, Lindisfarne College.

'Cultural Chords' NAtional Music Conference
18-20 April, Quality Hotel Barrycourt, Parnell, Auckland.
A conference for Primary and Secondary teachers teaching through and with music in their classrooms. Registration closes 18th March 2011. For more information visit www.trcc.org.nz

10th Early Childhood Convention
26-29 April Otautahi, Convention Centre and Town Hall, Christchurch. For more information visit www.ecconvention2011.org.nz

 

MARCH 2011

Viola Voce
6 March, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Morning session starting 9.30am, afternoon session starting at 2pm. Led by Robert Harris, Principal Viola of Canberra Symphony, and former Principal Viola of Australian Chamber Orchestra, join other violists in playing music written for violas in 2 to 6, maybe even 8 parts. $5 for full day, $3 for students or half day. Contact Anna Brooker brooklets@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton Flute Festival
12-13 March, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of flute events for less than a cost of a single lesson! Workshops, Masterclasses, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and the Hamilton Flute Festival & Altus Flute Concert featuring guest artist George Pope, Professor of Flute - University of Akron, Ohio, USA; Instruction of Flute, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Ohio, USA. More information.

 

FEBRUARY 2011

11th Adam Chamber Music Festival
3-12 February, Nelson. Biennial event featuring leading musicans and composers. Visit www.music.org.nz for more details.

 

JANUARY 2011

Bach Plus Competitions
Entries close 25 February 2011. The inaugural 'Bach Plus' Competitions for instrumentalists, held in 2011 in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney will culminate in finals and performances in Sydney in March 2011 as part of Sydney's 'Bach Plus' Festival. Open to performers of classical music instruments of modern or historic format. Each entrant must submit a programme of two unaccompanied works comprising one work by J.S.Bach and another work by an Australian or New Zealand composer. more

2011 Queenstown Violin Summer School
10-22 January, Queenstown. Visit www.qvss.com for more details.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools Jazz Workshops
17-20 January, NZ School of Music, Mt Cook Campus, Wellington
Open to all budding jazz musicians who wish to further their learning in a fun and friendly environment, and be tutored by top New Zealand jazz educators.
Visit www.nzjf.co.nz for more information and registration details.

 

DECEMBER 2010

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

NOVEMBER 2010

2010 NZ Ukulele Festival
27 November, The Trusts Stadium, Henderson.
Visit www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz for more details.

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 2010

Music Therapy Conference: Playing in Tune - Working Collaboratively in Music Therapy
2-3 October, Holiday Inn on Avon, Christchurch.
2 day conference. Visit www.musictherapy.org.nz for more details.

Big Band Festival
23-25 October, Christchurch. Visit www.bigband.co.nz for details.

Armageddon Expo
23-25 October, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Look out for Gorilla Guitars & Drums at stand #50! Visit www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
13-15, 19-21 October, Christchurch Town Hall.
Visit www.musicfestival.school.nz for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010


 

AUGUST 2010

NZ Concert Band Festival
6-8 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Visit www.nzcba.com for more information.

Big Sing Finale
9-11 August, Auckland Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more information.

KBB Music Festival
24-26 August, KBB Music Festival, Auckland Town Hall
27 August, KBB Fringe Festival, Auckland Town Hall
29 August, Showcase Gala Concerts, Auckland Town Hall
2010 KBB Music Festival Performance Schedule

NZ Woodwind Competition
27-29 August, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland. Contact Mary O'Brien (Competition Organiser) or visit www.flutefocus.com for more information.




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KBB Music Supports Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming Exotic Birds Concerts

Thu 27 March 2014

8pm

Auckland Town Hall

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Proudly Supporting NZ's Music Community

KBB Music is proud to sponsor and support a number of organisations that foster the growth of young musical talents and offer professional development opportunities to music teachers in New Zealand.

If you are organising a Music Festival or Event, contact us to have your event listed.

Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass Banner KBB Music
 
SEPTEMBER 2014
Big Music Day TaupoBig Music Day Taupo
Thursday 25 September. Combined School Orchestra for 8-18 year olds. A one-day event culminating to a late afternoon concert. No cost to participants. For more information and music contact Taupo School of Music

MAY 2014
MENZA logoMENZA National Professional Development Day
Friday 16 May.
A day-long music professional development with workshops and seminars throughout the country. more
 
MARCH 2014
NZCBA Seniors Band 2014NZCBA 2014 Seniors Band
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 March, St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton
The 6th Annual Seniors Band Weekend will be conducted by the inspiring John Snowling. Established for musicians of 40+ years, the weekend provides 'chronologically gifted' senior musicians support, professional development, networking and knowledge exchange. more

MARCH 2014
Live at the Vic-2014-A3 150wThe Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Live @ the Vic
Friday 28 March 12.05pm
Lunchtime chamber music concert. more
 



 
FEBRUARY 2014
Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass KBB MusicMark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass - FREE EVENT!
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom map
Join Bach Artist and Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Victoria, Mark Fitzpatrick, in an inspiring masterclass with aspiring students. Mark is the Trumpet Teacher at the University of Melbourne, and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Registration essential here


 
JANUARY 2014
nowak-kbb-poster-2014 90Summer Conducting Seminar with Prof. Jerry Nowak
20-21 January, Scots College, Wellington
The Jerry Nowak Summer Conducting School is suited to Musical Directors of all levels or ability working with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Jerry is one of those rare educators who can cater for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level conductor in one school. For more information or to register click here



Jack Taylor workshop flyer rev Professional Development Instrument Teaching Workshop with Jack Taylor
Monday 20 January, 10am-1pm, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.
See Jack Taylor, Music Director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and a Music Specialist with ten years of experience in training instrumental teachers, in workshops titled 'How to Run Successful, Productive, and Fun Small/Large Group Rehearsals' and 'Music is More than just Playing. It's Giving Bach!'. Spaces are limited. Enrolment fee: $80 ($70 for MENZA members). To enroll, please email Lee Martelli.
 
NOVEMBER
NZ Ukulele Festival 2013 NZ Ukulele Festival 2013
30 November, 11am-4pm, The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
A popular annual family event full of ukulele fun! Bring your own uke and join in with Kiwileles and international artists, of get one from one of the trade stands! 
Plus your chance to win one of two Cordoba Ukuleles to be given away by KBB Music! Enter before 30 November 2013 now or at KBB Music's trade stand! www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

RNZN Band-LIVE the VIC KBB MusicRoyal NZ Navy Live @ the Vic
22 November, 12.05pm, Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport
A lunchtime chamber music concert featuring soloists from the RNZ Navy Band from Classical to Jazz. 
Adults $12; Seniors, Students & NZDF personnel $10. Door sales only.  
This concert is proudly sponsored by KBB Music and Kawai Pianos.

 
OCTOBER 2013
Sanctuary percussion e-flyer Percussion & Friends Concert - APO Sanctuary Series
7 October, 6.30pm, St Peter's Church, Takapuna, Auckland
9 October, 6.30pm, St Michael's Church, Remuera, Auckland
From tam-tams and tea cups, feel the rhythm with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Eric Renick as he shatters the myth of percussion as "loud...and animalistic", with a selection of pieces that blend delicate rhythmic intricacies and sound colours more


Catherine BowieSt Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
20 October, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City
Join SMCO and conductor Michael McLellan for an afternoon of music including Dag Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Nielson's enchanting Flute Concerto (1926) with flute soloist Catherine Bowie, before finishing with Dvorak's celebrated Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door more


Christchurch Big Band FestivalChristchurch Big Band Festival
25-28 October (Labour Weekend), Christchurch
Head along to a weekend of workshops, a swing ball, incredible gala guest performances and numerous performance opportunities around central Christchurch for local and visiting bands more
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
French Horn Soloist APO Connecting week 90Brass Showcase
15 September, 2pm, Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland
The first-ever showcase featuring winners of the 2013 Auckland Brass Band Solo Competition and top brass performers from The University of Auckland, as they perform spellbinding slow melodies and virtuosic feats. $15 General Admission. Seating limited, so book now.
The Brass Showcase is presented by the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra, Auckland Bands Association, The University of Auckland and KBB Music.


Martin RiseleyClassical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
15 September, 2.30pm, St Matthews-in-the-City
Join violin soloist Martin Riseley and conductor Holly Mathieson for a concert of Mendelssohn's greatest works; Midsummer Night's Dream, Violin Concerto Op.64 and Symphony No. 1. Dr Riseley is Head of Strings at the NZ School of Music, and has studied at the University of Canterbury, Juilliard School and has performed as soloist in Australia, Japan and Great Britain. 
Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door. 
 
AUGUST 2013
Chamber Music ContestChamber Music Contest Finals Weekend
2 August, Semi-finals, Wellington
3 August, Finals, Wellington
The finalists in the 2013 Chamber Music Contest compete for prizes and awards. KBB Music proudly sponsors the KBB Music Awards in all district contests and the finals. Congratulations to all district KBB Music Award winners! more


Alison ThigpenHawke's Bay Festival of Bands
4 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music. The 2013 Festival will be adjudicated by Alison Thigpen from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Contact Festival Organiser, John Snowling, for more details.

 

Tony Fenelon AtelierTony Fenelon Organ Spectacular 1926-2013
4 August, 2pm, Hollywood Cinema, St Georges Road, Avondale. The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland in association with Roland and KBB Music presents a 'show of shows' - a mix of 1926 and millennium musical technology with the great entertainer Tony Fenelon. The Roland AT-900 Platinum Edition: Atelier Organ will be launched. more

 

Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum KBB MusicRoland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Organ Demonstration by Tony Fenelon
5 August, 1 - 5.30pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
You've seen it in action, now you can try out the new Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum yourself! Of if you prefer, ask for a live demonstration, and who better to do this than the organ master, Tony Fenelon, himself? This is a unique opportunity for any organist or organ enthusiast to try the latest in digital organ technology, ask questions and meet Tony Fenelon in person. FREE EVENT.

 

Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band and Orchestra Festival
15 August, Te Awamutu Intermediate.
 

KBB Music Festival 200830th KBB Music Festival
19-23 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Free adjudicated performances from symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands from schools in the greater Auckland region and beyond. more
 

KBB Music Festival 2008 Gala Concert KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts
25 August, Auckland Town Hall. A real celebration of youth music where the best groups from the Festival are invited to perform at the professional venue of the Auckland Town Hall. more
 

 

NZCBA logoNZ Concert Bands Festival
30-31 August, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. Annual festival featuring Concert Bands from around the country. more




JULY 2013
Batman logo old Play Electric Guitar with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The APO is giving one guitarist the opportunity to perform the Old Batman Theme at their Kiwi Kapers concerts on 28 and 29 August 2013 at the Auckland Town Hall. You will need to be available to perform during the day from 9.30am - 2pm on both days and on the evening of 28 August. To be considered, simply record yourself playing a 12-bar blues riff and solo, and send the APO your recording as a DVD of YouTube link along with a completed application form by 1 July 2013. more


Brent GrapesTrumpet Workshop with Brent Grapes
Tuesday 2 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland).
Learn the secret behind effective practice techniques followed by a masterclass style workshop. All welcome. If you are currently working on a piece and would like Brent to spend some time with you in the masterclass, register now. Brent Grapes is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also the Trumpet Artist/Teacher at the University of Auckland. Registrations are essential.


Julian BlissClarinet Evening with Julian Bliss
Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)
One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets. More details of the evening to come. Register you interest day
 

NZBBA LogoNZ Brass Band Championships
17-21 July, New Plymouth. Annual National Contest where Brass Bands from all around the country come together for performances and a street march.
KBB Music is proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Championships, and to provide the backline concert percussion for A & B Grade bands. KBB Music is also putting up a professional Schilke Bb Cornet up for tender. Try it out during the Contest! more
 

Mark WaltonMark Walton Seminar, Recital & Masterclass presented by Auckland Branch of the IRMT
20-21 July, Auckland University School of Music. A highly-regarded teacher and performer and well-known for his lively and engaging presentation style, Mark Walton will be talking about a number of different topics related to teaching, and also give a recital and masterclass. Registrations close Friday 12 July 2013. more


JUNE 2013
SMCO June Concert flyer 90Classical Concert with St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. Featuring three young soloists Ngaruaroha Martin (Violin), Elizabeth Mandeno (Soprano) and Crystal Lin (Viola). Join the orchestra for a fantastic programme with Weber's Oberon Overture, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 - Mvts 1 and 3, Anthony Young's Three Songs on Poems by Jean Toomer, Paganini's Sonata per la grande Viola Op. 35 and Sibelius' King Kristian Suite Op. 27. more

 
MAY 2013
Kevin Field playing Roland RG3Jazz Piano Workshop with Kevin Field - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom
Join Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field demonstrates his approach to playing Jazz and shares some of his experience and insights into what makes a successful Jazz pianist. Kevin will also be joined by vocalist Clo Chaperon as they perform material from Kevin's recent release Field of Vision. Registration Essential.


RNZ Navy Heartland Tour 90Royal New Zealand Navy Heartland Tour
HAMILTON Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Founders Theatre (Book through Ticketek)
ROTORUA Thursday 23 May, 7pm, Civic Theatre (Book through Ticketmaster)
TAUPO Friday 24 May, 7pm, Great Lake Centre (Book through Ticketek)
NEW PLYMOUTH Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm, TSB Showplace (Book through Ticketmaster)
WANGANUI Tuesday 28 May, 7pm, Royal Wanganui Opera House (Book online or booking office)

Whether you like jazz, classical, traditional or pop, the Navy Band's repertoire of music from Tchaikovsky to the Blues Brothers will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Featuring exciting young NZ singer, Rebecca Nelson, the RNZ Navy Band will perform music to suit all ages. So join some of NZ's best wind, brass and percussion players on their Heartland Tour. For more information: Ph 09 4455 832 or email navy.band@nzdf.mil.nz


APO horn section colour 90Classical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. The talented French Horn Section of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in a concert conducted by David Sharp. Enjoy NZ composer, Anthony Ritchie's Remember Parihaka, Schumann's Konzertstuck Op. 86 for Four Horns and Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica. more

 

APRIL 2013

Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies 90Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies Live @ KBB Music Albany
Friday 19 April, KBB Music Albany, Shop 16, Northridge Plaza, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Join NZ jazz icon and international jazz artist Nathan Haines and his band for a special performance at KBB Music's newest store on the North Shore. Experience Nathan's just-released album Vermillion Skies live. 
FREE EVENT. Registration essential


Elizabeth koch 1Hamilton Flute Festival
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Elizabeth Koch from Australia. The weekend is designed for flutists of approximately Grade 4 and above of all ages including teachers. Early Bird Registration and Masterclass Performer application close 28 February. more

 
DECEMBER 2012
David NewdickTrumpet Workshop with Dave Newdick - Free!
Monday 10 Dcember , 7pm, KBB Music Epsom  (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

From playing Handel's Messiah to improvised solo on records, Dave Newdick is in demand for studio work, theatre shows, jazz performances and as a clinician for over two decades. Join the Bach Trumpet Artists as he shares his extensive knowledge on the basics of trumpet playing, the importance of daily structure in practice, fundamentals for player improvement and of course, his playing. All welcome. Bring your trumpet and playalong with Dave!

Entry is free. Registration essential.
Gold coin donation appreciated.
 

NOVEMBER 2012

Rico poster2Rico Reeds Workshop with Michael Jamieson - Free!
Friday 9 November, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

Saxophonist Michael Jamieson gives insights into how to prepare, protect and personalise your reeds, and helping players to understand their reeds and get the most out of them.

All welcome. Entry is free. Gold coin donation is appreciated. more

Registration is essential here.


AK Barok Nov Concert
AK Barok The Best of AK Barok Concert with guest soloist Sally Tibbles (flute)
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 November, 2.00pm, St Lukes's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Favourites including Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as music by Telemann and Geminiani.

To pre-book, phone 09 849 7976 or email akbarok@xtra.co.nz ($5 discount)

For more information, visit www.akbarok.org.nz

 
OCTOBER 2012
KBB Music YPC 2012KBB Music Young Performers Competition Finals
Sunday 28 October, 2pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's KBB Music Young Performers Competition!


STRINGS
Alexander McFarlane      viola                 Auckland Grammar School
Sally Kim                      cello                 Westlake Girls’ High school
Cecilia Xu                     violin                 Epsom Girls Grammar School

WIND/BRASS
Geeny Moon                 French horn       Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Joey Chen                    flute                  Rangitoto College
Christo Karadjov           clarinet              Auckland Grammar School

The winning student in the two categories will receive $250, for each of them and their school. We are delighted to introduce our new patron for this competition: Brecon Carter, MNZM, and APO Concertmaster Emeritus. Brecon believes wholeheartedly in the value of competitions to develop young players' potential.

There will be a judging panel of three for the competition which will be chaired by Dr Jo Harrop, Director of Sistema Aotearoa. The IRMT will have one representative, and the University of Auckland will be represented by Dene Sky-Ducas.

Tickets are $10 General Admission. Door sales will be available from 1pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
NZCBA logo 2 1New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
14-16 September, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

An annual celebration of Concert Bands and Symphonic Bands nationwide. Ensembles and Solo performance opportunities for community and high school bands.

2012 NZCBA Festival Results

Please direct all enquiries about the Festival to Christine Jeffs (Secretary) cjeffs@waikato.ac.nz

Visit the NZCBA Festival Website



NZ Woodwind Competition logo 1 1New Zealand Woodwind Competition 2012
14-16 September, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland
The New Zealand Woodwind Competition is an annual national competition for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult students of the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and recorder. Great prizes from our sponsors are given out each year.
Now in its 5th year, the Competitions go from strength to strength, encouraging students at all levels with their musical development. Once again, all competitors will be given the opportunity to compete in a supportive environment, gain valuable experience and feedback, and have the option to use this performance opportunity for an NCEA or University assessment - plus as always the chance to win great prizes.

Contact Mary O'Brien (NZ Woodwind Competition Organiser) ph +64 27 676 8741, email mary@flutefocus.com or visit www.flutefocus.com for more details. For regular update, follow on Twitter.

 

AUGUST 2012

KBB Music Festival 2012KBB Music Festival
21-25 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Church

The 29th annual Music Festival showcases Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Concert Bands & Jazz Bands of secondary schools in Auckland.

A platform for young musicians, the five-day event includes adjudicated performances and a Fringe Festival for novice bands. The Festival celebrates musical talent with a Gala Concert and presentation of awards. more

 

JUNE 2012
SIBELIUS 7Get Creative in the Classroom with Avid - FREE!
7 June, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Avid® and KBB Music for an evening of exciting product showcases of industry standard audio production tools such as Pro Tools®, Sibelius® and M-Audio®. These are the very same tools used to create professional films, movies and records, and rightfully, the tools that students and educators to become familiar with. more

Registration essential.

MAY 2012 - New Zealand Music Month

Timp mallet closeupPercussion Workshop with Vadim Simongauz - FREE!
10 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Vadim Simongauz, Principal Timpanist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a workshop on tips and techiques on improving your next performance on timpani, cymbals and snare drums.

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

sax picture no 1 smAuckland Saxophone Quartet Live at KBB Music - FREE!
17 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Get a taste of everything saxophone with the Auckland Saxopone Quartet's 'taster' concert! From early sax quartets such as Washington Post March, to jazz favourites St Louis Blue, Blue Monk, Niehaus' Waltz of the Sax, Piazzolla's Libertango, even original music by a member of the quartet and more! Prepare for a treat!

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential


 

APRIL 2012

Nathan Haines workshop flyerNathan Haines Saxophone Workshop Concert
3 April, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines and jazz pianist Kevin Field for an intimate evening of music and behind-the-scenes insights in The Poet's Embrace  - Nathan's first analogue live-to-tape record and eight studio album. Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential

 

Bart Feller 1Hamilton Flute Festival
7-8 April, Easter Weekend, Fairfield Intermediate

A weekend of flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Masterclasses, Workshops, Flute Ensemble, Concert and more! With guest artist Bart Feller, Principal Flutist of the New Jersey Symphony and New York City Opera Orchestra. more


The Seniors Band (NZ Concert Bands Assn Inc)
27-29 April, Gisborne. For musicians 40+ years of age. The NZ Concert Bands Association has established a band for senior musicians 40+ years of age who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The purpose of the Band is to support musical and professional development in older musicians, networking and knowledge exchange. The Seniors Band will be conducted by John Snowling.

For more information or enquire about discounted accommodation rates, please contact Judy Livingston, phone 06 867 2049 ext 5868 (work), Mobile 027 289 8021 (work phone but you can leave a message), or email judyl@gdc.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 10 February 2012. Download registration form now.
 

FEBRUARY 2012

Piano Masterclass with Stefan Cassomenos - FREE!
23 February, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central & Piano Showroom (136 Karangahape Road, CBD)
Listen and watch as Kawai Pianist, Stefan Cassomenos, works and shares his experience and expertise with aspiring pianists in this intimate and educational session. The class is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential due to limited seating. To book, please email theresa@kbbmusic.co.nz
A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated. All donations go to the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

School Piano Masterclasses with Stefan Cassomenos
21 February, 11am, Wellington College
21 February, 2pm, Hutt Valley High School
Back by popular demand, charismatic Kawai Piano Artist Stefan Cassomenos is back in New Zealand for a series of piano masterclasses in conjunction with KBB Music.

Musical Morning with MasterMusicAuckland - FREE!
11 February, 10am-1pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. A free workshop for all ages! Covering topics such as the Importance of Music and Music Theory, Highlights of Harmony, Score Reading Skills, Music Analysis at a Glance and Instrument Demonstrations. Entry is by gold coin donation. Book your seats now

 

JANUARY 2012

Christopher Norton Workshop - FREE!
27 January, 12.30pm - 6pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. Attention Piano Teachers and Students! A great opportunity to meet the author of the popular Microjazz Series as Christopher demonstrates piano improvising techniques. Plus Christopher will give unique insights into his publications including the latest ground-breaking Connections repertoire and much more. Get ready to be inspired. Entry is by gold coin donation. Register now

 

OCTOBER 2011

Big Band Festival
24 October, all day, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre. A day of youth workshops and instrumental clinics. Concerts open to the public. For more information and bookings visit www.bigband.co.nz or ph 027 529 9000.
 


SEPTEMBER 2011

Stefan Cassomenos Piano Recital - FREE!
1 September, 7pm sharp, KBB Music Central Auckland, 136 Karangahape Road.  A free recital by virtuosic performer and Kawai Piano Artist, Stefan Cassomenos, of works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more. Bookings essential as seating is limited. Light refreshment will be provided. Entry by gold coin donation. more

NZ Woodwind Competition
16-18 September, Raye Freedmane Arts Centre, Auckland. more

 

AUGUST 2011

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert I
3 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Grammar Voices, AGS Pipe Band, Grammar Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Barbershop Quartets and Wind Band. The second half features guest artist Italian Pianist Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School" Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme Band & Orchestra Festival
5 August, WEL Performing Arts Centre, University of Waikato.
For more information, please contact John Wright, Festival Co-ordinator heatherandjohn@clear.net.nz

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert II
10 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Premier Concert Band, Stage Band and the Minister's Plate Solo Competition Finalists adjudicated by guest pianist, Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School". Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

KBB Music Festival
15-19 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Chapel (adjacent to the Cathedral)
A real celebration of youth music. Go to the KBB Music Festival page for more details.

Big Sing Finale
New Dates & Venue 22-24 August, Wellington Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more inforamtion.

 

JULY 2011

KBB Music Young Performers' Competition
2 July, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland. Talented musicians of orchestral instruments are selected to perform at the final of the KBB Music Young Performers' Competition. The winner receives a cash price as well as the opportunity to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. more

NZ Concert Bands Festival
8-9 August, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. Annual festival for concert bands from all over the country.
2011 Timetable
NZCBA Newsletter July 2011

Chamber Music Contest National Finals
15 July, 11am & 4pm, National Semi-Finals. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
16 July, 2pm, Semi-Finalists Showcase. Wallace Gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
16 July, 7pm, National Final. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
For more information, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz or phone 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

NZ Festival of Brass
20-24 July, North Shore, Auckland. The best brass musicians from New Zealand and beyond compete for prestigious titles and trophies.
20 July, 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
21 July, 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
24 July, 2pm - Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
Bookings at www.ticketmaster.co.nz and 0800 111 999 (pre-purchase pacakages available)
Visit www.brassnz.co.nz for more details.

 

APRIL 2011

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
Cancelled 10 April, Lindisfarne College.

'Cultural Chords' NAtional Music Conference
18-20 April, Quality Hotel Barrycourt, Parnell, Auckland.
A conference for Primary and Secondary teachers teaching through and with music in their classrooms. Registration closes 18th March 2011. For more information visit www.trcc.org.nz

10th Early Childhood Convention
26-29 April Otautahi, Convention Centre and Town Hall, Christchurch. For more information visit www.ecconvention2011.org.nz

 

MARCH 2011

Viola Voce
6 March, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Morning session starting 9.30am, afternoon session starting at 2pm. Led by Robert Harris, Principal Viola of Canberra Symphony, and former Principal Viola of Australian Chamber Orchestra, join other violists in playing music written for violas in 2 to 6, maybe even 8 parts. $5 for full day, $3 for students or half day. Contact Anna Brooker brooklets@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton Flute Festival
12-13 March, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of flute events for less than a cost of a single lesson! Workshops, Masterclasses, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and the Hamilton Flute Festival & Altus Flute Concert featuring guest artist George Pope, Professor of Flute - University of Akron, Ohio, USA; Instruction of Flute, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Ohio, USA. More information.

 

FEBRUARY 2011

11th Adam Chamber Music Festival
3-12 February, Nelson. Biennial event featuring leading musicans and composers. Visit www.music.org.nz for more details.

 

JANUARY 2011

Bach Plus Competitions
Entries close 25 February 2011. The inaugural 'Bach Plus' Competitions for instrumentalists, held in 2011 in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney will culminate in finals and performances in Sydney in March 2011 as part of Sydney's 'Bach Plus' Festival. Open to performers of classical music instruments of modern or historic format. Each entrant must submit a programme of two unaccompanied works comprising one work by J.S.Bach and another work by an Australian or New Zealand composer. more

2011 Queenstown Violin Summer School
10-22 January, Queenstown. Visit www.qvss.com for more details.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools Jazz Workshops
17-20 January, NZ School of Music, Mt Cook Campus, Wellington
Open to all budding jazz musicians who wish to further their learning in a fun and friendly environment, and be tutored by top New Zealand jazz educators.
Visit www.nzjf.co.nz for more information and registration details.

 

DECEMBER 2010

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

NOVEMBER 2010

2010 NZ Ukulele Festival
27 November, The Trusts Stadium, Henderson.
Visit www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz for more details.

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 2010

Music Therapy Conference: Playing in Tune - Working Collaboratively in Music Therapy
2-3 October, Holiday Inn on Avon, Christchurch.
2 day conference. Visit www.musictherapy.org.nz for more details.

Big Band Festival
23-25 October, Christchurch. Visit www.bigband.co.nz for details.

Armageddon Expo
23-25 October, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Look out for Gorilla Guitars & Drums at stand #50! Visit www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
13-15, 19-21 October, Christchurch Town Hall.
Visit www.musicfestival.school.nz for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010


 

AUGUST 2010

NZ Concert Band Festival
6-8 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Visit www.nzcba.com for more information.

Big Sing Finale
9-11 August, Auckland Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more information.

KBB Music Festival
24-26 August, KBB Music Festival, Auckland Town Hall
27 August, KBB Fringe Festival, Auckland Town Hall
29 August, Showcase Gala Concerts, Auckland Town Hall
2010 KBB Music Festival Performance Schedule

NZ Woodwind Competition
27-29 August, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland. Contact Mary O'Brien (Competition Organiser) or visit www.flutefocus.com for more information.




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Proudly Supporting NZ's Music Community

KBB Music is proud to sponsor and support a number of organisations that foster the growth of young musical talents and offer professional development opportunities to music teachers in New Zealand.

If you are organising a Music Festival or Event, contact us to have your event listed.

Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass Banner KBB Music
 
SEPTEMBER 2014
Big Music Day TaupoBig Music Day Taupo
Thursday 25 September. Combined School Orchestra for 8-18 year olds. A one-day event culminating to a late afternoon concert. No cost to participants. For more information and music contact Taupo School of Music
 
MAY 2014
MENZA logoMENZA National Professional Development Day
Friday 16 May.
A day-long music professional development with workshops and seminars throughout the country. more
 
MARCH 2014
NZCBA Seniors Band 2014NZCBA 2014 Seniors Band
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 March, St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton
The 6th Annual Seniors Band Weekend will be conducted by the inspiring John Snowling. Established for musicians of 40+ years, the weekend provides 'chronologically gifted' senior musicians support, professional development, networking and knowledge exchange. more
 
FEBRUARY 2014
Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass KBB MusicMark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass - FREE EVENT!
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom map
Join Bach Artist and Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Victoria, Mark Fitzpatrick, in an inspiring masterclass with aspiring students. Mark is the Trumpet Teacher at the University of Melbourne, and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Registration essential here


 
JANUARY 2014
nowak-kbb-poster-2014 90Summer Conducting Seminar with Prof. Jerry Nowak
20-21 January, Scots College, Wellington
The Jerry Nowak Summer Conducting School is suited to Musical Directors of all levels or ability working with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Jerry is one of those rare educators who can cater for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level conductor in one school. For more information or to register click here



Jack Taylor workshop flyer rev Professional Development Instrument Teaching Workshop with Jack Taylor
Monday 20 January, 10am-1pm, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.
See Jack Taylor, Music Director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and a Music Specialist with ten years of experience in training instrumental teachers, in workshops titled 'How to Run Successful, Productive, and Fun Small/Large Group Rehearsals' and 'Music is More than just Playing. It's Giving Bach!'. Spaces are limited. Enrolment fee: $80 ($70 for MENZA members). To enroll, please email Lee Martelli.
 
NOVEMBER
NZ Ukulele Festival 2013 NZ Ukulele Festival 2013
30 November, 11am-4pm, The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
A popular annual family event full of ukulele fun! Bring your own uke and join in with Kiwileles and international artists, of get one from one of the trade stands! 
Plus your chance to win one of two Cordoba Ukuleles to be given away by KBB Music! Enter before 30 November 2013 now or at KBB Music's trade stand! www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

RNZN Band-LIVE the VIC KBB MusicRoyal NZ Navy Live @ the Vic
22 November, 12.05pm, Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport
A lunchtime chamber music concert featuring soloists from the RNZ Navy Band from Classical to Jazz. 
Adults $12; Seniors, Students & NZDF personnel $10. Door sales only.  
This concert is proudly sponsored by KBB Music and Kawai Pianos.

 
OCTOBER 2013
Sanctuary percussion e-flyer Percussion & Friends Concert - APO Sanctuary Series
7 October, 6.30pm, St Peter's Church, Takapuna, Auckland
9 October, 6.30pm, St Michael's Church, Remuera, Auckland
From tam-tams and tea cups, feel the rhythm with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Eric Renick as he shatters the myth of percussion as "loud...and animalistic", with a selection of pieces that blend delicate rhythmic intricacies and sound colours more


Catherine BowieSt Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
20 October, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City
Join SMCO and conductor Michael McLellan for an afternoon of music including Dag Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Nielson's enchanting Flute Concerto (1926) with flute soloist Catherine Bowie, before finishing with Dvorak's celebrated Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door more


Christchurch Big Band FestivalChristchurch Big Band Festival
25-28 October (Labour Weekend), Christchurch
Head along to a weekend of workshops, a swing ball, incredible gala guest performances and numerous performance opportunities around central Christchurch for local and visiting bands more
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
French Horn Soloist APO Connecting week 90Brass Showcase
15 September, 2pm, Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland
The first-ever showcase featuring winners of the 2013 Auckland Brass Band Solo Competition and top brass performers from The University of Auckland, as they perform spellbinding slow melodies and virtuosic feats. $15 General Admission. Seating limited, so book now.
The Brass Showcase is presented by the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra, Auckland Bands Association, The University of Auckland and KBB Music.


Martin RiseleyClassical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
15 September, 2.30pm, St Matthews-in-the-City
Join violin soloist Martin Riseley and conductor Holly Mathieson for a concert of Mendelssohn's greatest works; Midsummer Night's Dream, Violin Concerto Op.64 and Symphony No. 1. Dr Riseley is Head of Strings at the NZ School of Music, and has studied at the University of Canterbury, Juilliard School and has performed as soloist in Australia, Japan and Great Britain. 
Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door. 
 
AUGUST 2013
Chamber Music ContestChamber Music Contest Finals Weekend
2 August, Semi-finals, Wellington
3 August, Finals, Wellington
The finalists in the 2013 Chamber Music Contest compete for prizes and awards. KBB Music proudly sponsors the KBB Music Awards in all district contests and the finals. Congratulations to all district KBB Music Award winners! more


Alison ThigpenHawke's Bay Festival of Bands
4 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music. The 2013 Festival will be adjudicated by Alison Thigpen from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Contact Festival Organiser, John Snowling, for more details.

 

Tony Fenelon AtelierTony Fenelon Organ Spectacular 1926-2013
4 August, 2pm, Hollywood Cinema, St Georges Road, Avondale. The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland in association with Roland and KBB Music presents a 'show of shows' - a mix of 1926 and millennium musical technology with the great entertainer Tony Fenelon. The Roland AT-900 Platinum Edition: Atelier Organ will be launched. more

 

Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum KBB MusicRoland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Organ Demonstration by Tony Fenelon
5 August, 1 - 5.30pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
You've seen it in action, now you can try out the new Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum yourself! Of if you prefer, ask for a live demonstration, and who better to do this than the organ master, Tony Fenelon, himself? This is a unique opportunity for any organist or organ enthusiast to try the latest in digital organ technology, ask questions and meet Tony Fenelon in person. FREE EVENT.

 

Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band and Orchestra Festival
15 August, Te Awamutu Intermediate.
 

KBB Music Festival 200830th KBB Music Festival
19-23 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Free adjudicated performances from symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands from schools in the greater Auckland region and beyond. more
 

KBB Music Festival 2008 Gala Concert KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts
25 August, Auckland Town Hall. A real celebration of youth music where the best groups from the Festival are invited to perform at the professional venue of the Auckland Town Hall. more
 

 

NZCBA logoNZ Concert Bands Festival
30-31 August, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. Annual festival featuring Concert Bands from around the country. more




JULY 2013
Batman logo old Play Electric Guitar with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The APO is giving one guitarist the opportunity to perform the Old Batman Theme at their Kiwi Kapers concerts on 28 and 29 August 2013 at the Auckland Town Hall. You will need to be available to perform during the day from 9.30am - 2pm on both days and on the evening of 28 August. To be considered, simply record yourself playing a 12-bar blues riff and solo, and send the APO your recording as a DVD of YouTube link along with a completed application form by 1 July 2013. more


Brent GrapesTrumpet Workshop with Brent Grapes
Tuesday 2 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland).
Learn the secret behind effective practice techniques followed by a masterclass style workshop. All welcome. If you are currently working on a piece and would like Brent to spend some time with you in the masterclass, register now. Brent Grapes is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also the Trumpet Artist/Teacher at the University of Auckland. Registrations are essential.


Julian BlissClarinet Evening with Julian Bliss
Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)
One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets. More details of the evening to come. Register you interest day
 

NZBBA LogoNZ Brass Band Championships
17-21 July, New Plymouth. Annual National Contest where Brass Bands from all around the country come together for performances and a street march.
KBB Music is proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Championships, and to provide the backline concert percussion for A & B Grade bands. KBB Music is also putting up a professional Schilke Bb Cornet up for tender. Try it out during the Contest! more
 

Mark WaltonMark Walton Seminar, Recital & Masterclass presented by Auckland Branch of the IRMT
20-21 July, Auckland University School of Music. A highly-regarded teacher and performer and well-known for his lively and engaging presentation style, Mark Walton will be talking about a number of different topics related to teaching, and also give a recital and masterclass. Registrations close Friday 12 July 2013. more


JUNE 2013
SMCO June Concert flyer 90Classical Concert with St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. Featuring three young soloists Ngaruaroha Martin (Violin), Elizabeth Mandeno (Soprano) and Crystal Lin (Viola). Join the orchestra for a fantastic programme with Weber's Oberon Overture, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 - Mvts 1 and 3, Anthony Young's Three Songs on Poems by Jean Toomer, Paganini's Sonata per la grande Viola Op. 35 and Sibelius' King Kristian Suite Op. 27. more

 
MAY 2013
Kevin Field playing Roland RG3Jazz Piano Workshop with Kevin Field - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom
Join Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field demonstrates his approach to playing Jazz and shares some of his experience and insights into what makes a successful Jazz pianist. Kevin will also be joined by vocalist Clo Chaperon as they perform material from Kevin's recent release Field of Vision. Registration Essential.


RNZ Navy Heartland Tour 90Royal New Zealand Navy Heartland Tour
HAMILTON Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Founders Theatre (Book through Ticketek)
ROTORUA Thursday 23 May, 7pm, Civic Theatre (Book through Ticketmaster)
TAUPO Friday 24 May, 7pm, Great Lake Centre (Book through Ticketek)
NEW PLYMOUTH Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm, TSB Showplace (Book through Ticketmaster)
WANGANUI Tuesday 28 May, 7pm, Royal Wanganui Opera House (Book online or booking office)

Whether you like jazz, classical, traditional or pop, the Navy Band's repertoire of music from Tchaikovsky to the Blues Brothers will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Featuring exciting young NZ singer, Rebecca Nelson, the RNZ Navy Band will perform music to suit all ages. So join some of NZ's best wind, brass and percussion players on their Heartland Tour. For more information: Ph 09 4455 832 or email navy.band@nzdf.mil.nz


APO horn section colour 90Classical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. The talented French Horn Section of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in a concert conducted by David Sharp. Enjoy NZ composer, Anthony Ritchie's Remember Parihaka, Schumann's Konzertstuck Op. 86 for Four Horns and Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica. more

 

APRIL 2013

Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies 90Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies Live @ KBB Music Albany
Friday 19 April, KBB Music Albany, Shop 16, Northridge Plaza, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Join NZ jazz icon and international jazz artist Nathan Haines and his band for a special performance at KBB Music's newest store on the North Shore. Experience Nathan's just-released album Vermillion Skies live. 
FREE EVENT. Registration essential


Elizabeth koch 1Hamilton Flute Festival
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Elizabeth Koch from Australia. The weekend is designed for flutists of approximately Grade 4 and above of all ages including teachers. Early Bird Registration and Masterclass Performer application close 28 February. more

 
DECEMBER 2012
David NewdickTrumpet Workshop with Dave Newdick - Free!
Monday 10 Dcember , 7pm, KBB Music Epsom  (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

From playing Handel's Messiah to improvised solo on records, Dave Newdick is in demand for studio work, theatre shows, jazz performances and as a clinician for over two decades. Join the Bach Trumpet Artists as he shares his extensive knowledge on the basics of trumpet playing, the importance of daily structure in practice, fundamentals for player improvement and of course, his playing. All welcome. Bring your trumpet and playalong with Dave!

Entry is free. Registration essential.
Gold coin donation appreciated.
 

NOVEMBER 2012

Rico poster2Rico Reeds Workshop with Michael Jamieson - Free!
Friday 9 November, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

Saxophonist Michael Jamieson gives insights into how to prepare, protect and personalise your reeds, and helping players to understand their reeds and get the most out of them.

All welcome. Entry is free. Gold coin donation is appreciated. more

Registration is essential here.


AK Barok Nov Concert
AK Barok The Best of AK Barok Concert with guest soloist Sally Tibbles (flute)
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 November, 2.00pm, St Lukes's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Favourites including Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as music by Telemann and Geminiani.

To pre-book, phone 09 849 7976 or email akbarok@xtra.co.nz ($5 discount)

For more information, visit www.akbarok.org.nz

 
OCTOBER 2012
KBB Music YPC 2012KBB Music Young Performers Competition Finals
Sunday 28 October, 2pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's KBB Music Young Performers Competition!


STRINGS
Alexander McFarlane      viola                 Auckland Grammar School
Sally Kim                      cello                 Westlake Girls’ High school
Cecilia Xu                     violin                 Epsom Girls Grammar School

WIND/BRASS
Geeny Moon                 French horn       Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Joey Chen                    flute                  Rangitoto College
Christo Karadjov           clarinet              Auckland Grammar School

The winning student in the two categories will receive $250, for each of them and their school. We are delighted to introduce our new patron for this competition: Brecon Carter, MNZM, and APO Concertmaster Emeritus. Brecon believes wholeheartedly in the value of competitions to develop young players' potential.

There will be a judging panel of three for the competition which will be chaired by Dr Jo Harrop, Director of Sistema Aotearoa. The IRMT will have one representative, and the University of Auckland will be represented by Dene Sky-Ducas.

Tickets are $10 General Admission. Door sales will be available from 1pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
NZCBA logo 2 1New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
14-16 September, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

An annual celebration of Concert Bands and Symphonic Bands nationwide. Ensembles and Solo performance opportunities for community and high school bands.

2012 NZCBA Festival Results

Please direct all enquiries about the Festival to Christine Jeffs (Secretary) cjeffs@waikato.ac.nz

Visit the NZCBA Festival Website



NZ Woodwind Competition logo 1 1New Zealand Woodwind Competition 2012
14-16 September, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland
The New Zealand Woodwind Competition is an annual national competition for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult students of the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and recorder. Great prizes from our sponsors are given out each year.
Now in its 5th year, the Competitions go from strength to strength, encouraging students at all levels with their musical development. Once again, all competitors will be given the opportunity to compete in a supportive environment, gain valuable experience and feedback, and have the option to use this performance opportunity for an NCEA or University assessment - plus as always the chance to win great prizes.

Contact Mary O'Brien (NZ Woodwind Competition Organiser) ph +64 27 676 8741, email mary@flutefocus.com or visit www.flutefocus.com for more details. For regular update, follow on Twitter.

 

AUGUST 2012

KBB Music Festival 2012KBB Music Festival
21-25 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Church

The 29th annual Music Festival showcases Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Concert Bands & Jazz Bands of secondary schools in Auckland.

A platform for young musicians, the five-day event includes adjudicated performances and a Fringe Festival for novice bands. The Festival celebrates musical talent with a Gala Concert and presentation of awards. more

 

JUNE 2012
SIBELIUS 7Get Creative in the Classroom with Avid - FREE!
7 June, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Avid® and KBB Music for an evening of exciting product showcases of industry standard audio production tools such as Pro Tools®, Sibelius® and M-Audio®. These are the very same tools used to create professional films, movies and records, and rightfully, the tools that students and educators to become familiar with. more

Registration essential.

MAY 2012 - New Zealand Music Month

Timp mallet closeupPercussion Workshop with Vadim Simongauz - FREE!
10 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Vadim Simongauz, Principal Timpanist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a workshop on tips and techiques on improving your next performance on timpani, cymbals and snare drums.

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

sax picture no 1 smAuckland Saxophone Quartet Live at KBB Music - FREE!
17 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Get a taste of everything saxophone with the Auckland Saxopone Quartet's 'taster' concert! From early sax quartets such as Washington Post March, to jazz favourites St Louis Blue, Blue Monk, Niehaus' Waltz of the Sax, Piazzolla's Libertango, even original music by a member of the quartet and more! Prepare for a treat!

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential


 

APRIL 2012

Nathan Haines workshop flyerNathan Haines Saxophone Workshop Concert
3 April, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines and jazz pianist Kevin Field for an intimate evening of music and behind-the-scenes insights in The Poet's Embrace  - Nathan's first analogue live-to-tape record and eight studio album. Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential

 

Bart Feller 1Hamilton Flute Festival
7-8 April, Easter Weekend, Fairfield Intermediate

A weekend of flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Masterclasses, Workshops, Flute Ensemble, Concert and more! With guest artist Bart Feller, Principal Flutist of the New Jersey Symphony and New York City Opera Orchestra. more


The Seniors Band (NZ Concert Bands Assn Inc)
27-29 April, Gisborne. For musicians 40+ years of age. The NZ Concert Bands Association has established a band for senior musicians 40+ years of age who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The purpose of the Band is to support musical and professional development in older musicians, networking and knowledge exchange. The Seniors Band will be conducted by John Snowling.

For more information or enquire about discounted accommodation rates, please contact Judy Livingston, phone 06 867 2049 ext 5868 (work), Mobile 027 289 8021 (work phone but you can leave a message), or email judyl@gdc.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 10 February 2012. Download registration form now.
 

FEBRUARY 2012

Piano Masterclass with Stefan Cassomenos - FREE!
23 February, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central & Piano Showroom (136 Karangahape Road, CBD)
Listen and watch as Kawai Pianist, Stefan Cassomenos, works and shares his experience and expertise with aspiring pianists in this intimate and educational session. The class is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential due to limited seating. To book, please email theresa@kbbmusic.co.nz
A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated. All donations go to the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

School Piano Masterclasses with Stefan Cassomenos
21 February, 11am, Wellington College
21 February, 2pm, Hutt Valley High School
Back by popular demand, charismatic Kawai Piano Artist Stefan Cassomenos is back in New Zealand for a series of piano masterclasses in conjunction with KBB Music.

Musical Morning with MasterMusicAuckland - FREE!
11 February, 10am-1pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. A free workshop for all ages! Covering topics such as the Importance of Music and Music Theory, Highlights of Harmony, Score Reading Skills, Music Analysis at a Glance and Instrument Demonstrations. Entry is by gold coin donation. Book your seats now

 

JANUARY 2012

Christopher Norton Workshop - FREE!
27 January, 12.30pm - 6pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. Attention Piano Teachers and Students! A great opportunity to meet the author of the popular Microjazz Series as Christopher demonstrates piano improvising techniques. Plus Christopher will give unique insights into his publications including the latest ground-breaking Connections repertoire and much more. Get ready to be inspired. Entry is by gold coin donation. Register now

 

OCTOBER 2011

Big Band Festival
24 October, all day, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre. A day of youth workshops and instrumental clinics. Concerts open to the public. For more information and bookings visit www.bigband.co.nz or ph 027 529 9000.
 


SEPTEMBER 2011

Stefan Cassomenos Piano Recital - FREE!
1 September, 7pm sharp, KBB Music Central Auckland, 136 Karangahape Road.  A free recital by virtuosic performer and Kawai Piano Artist, Stefan Cassomenos, of works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more. Bookings essential as seating is limited. Light refreshment will be provided. Entry by gold coin donation. more

NZ Woodwind Competition
16-18 September, Raye Freedmane Arts Centre, Auckland. more

 

AUGUST 2011

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert I
3 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Grammar Voices, AGS Pipe Band, Grammar Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Barbershop Quartets and Wind Band. The second half features guest artist Italian Pianist Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School" Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme Band & Orchestra Festival
5 August, WEL Performing Arts Centre, University of Waikato.
For more information, please contact John Wright, Festival Co-ordinator heatherandjohn@clear.net.nz

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert II
10 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Premier Concert Band, Stage Band and the Minister's Plate Solo Competition Finalists adjudicated by guest pianist, Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School". Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

KBB Music Festival
15-19 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Chapel (adjacent to the Cathedral)
A real celebration of youth music. Go to the KBB Music Festival page for more details.

Big Sing Finale
New Dates & Venue 22-24 August, Wellington Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more inforamtion.

 

JULY 2011

KBB Music Young Performers' Competition
2 July, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland. Talented musicians of orchestral instruments are selected to perform at the final of the KBB Music Young Performers' Competition. The winner receives a cash price as well as the opportunity to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. more

NZ Concert Bands Festival
8-9 August, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. Annual festival for concert bands from all over the country.
2011 Timetable
NZCBA Newsletter July 2011

Chamber Music Contest National Finals
15 July, 11am & 4pm, National Semi-Finals. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
16 July, 2pm, Semi-Finalists Showcase. Wallace Gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
16 July, 7pm, National Final. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
For more information, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz or phone 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

NZ Festival of Brass
20-24 July, North Shore, Auckland. The best brass musicians from New Zealand and beyond compete for prestigious titles and trophies.
20 July, 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
21 July, 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
24 July, 2pm - Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
Bookings at www.ticketmaster.co.nz and 0800 111 999 (pre-purchase pacakages available)
Visit www.brassnz.co.nz for more details.

 

APRIL 2011

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
Cancelled 10 April, Lindisfarne College.

'Cultural Chords' NAtional Music Conference
18-20 April, Quality Hotel Barrycourt, Parnell, Auckland.
A conference for Primary and Secondary teachers teaching through and with music in their classrooms. Registration closes 18th March 2011. For more information visit www.trcc.org.nz

10th Early Childhood Convention
26-29 April Otautahi, Convention Centre and Town Hall, Christchurch. For more information visit www.ecconvention2011.org.nz

 

MARCH 2011

Viola Voce
6 March, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Morning session starting 9.30am, afternoon session starting at 2pm. Led by Robert Harris, Principal Viola of Canberra Symphony, and former Principal Viola of Australian Chamber Orchestra, join other violists in playing music written for violas in 2 to 6, maybe even 8 parts. $5 for full day, $3 for students or half day. Contact Anna Brooker brooklets@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton Flute Festival
12-13 March, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of flute events for less than a cost of a single lesson! Workshops, Masterclasses, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and the Hamilton Flute Festival & Altus Flute Concert featuring guest artist George Pope, Professor of Flute - University of Akron, Ohio, USA; Instruction of Flute, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Ohio, USA. More information.

 

FEBRUARY 2011

11th Adam Chamber Music Festival
3-12 February, Nelson. Biennial event featuring leading musicans and composers. Visit www.music.org.nz for more details.

 

JANUARY 2011

Bach Plus Competitions
Entries close 25 February 2011. The inaugural 'Bach Plus' Competitions for instrumentalists, held in 2011 in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney will culminate in finals and performances in Sydney in March 2011 as part of Sydney's 'Bach Plus' Festival. Open to performers of classical music instruments of modern or historic format. Each entrant must submit a programme of two unaccompanied works comprising one work by J.S.Bach and another work by an Australian or New Zealand composer. more

2011 Queenstown Violin Summer School
10-22 January, Queenstown. Visit www.qvss.com for more details.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools Jazz Workshops
17-20 January, NZ School of Music, Mt Cook Campus, Wellington
Open to all budding jazz musicians who wish to further their learning in a fun and friendly environment, and be tutored by top New Zealand jazz educators.
Visit www.nzjf.co.nz for more information and registration details.

 

DECEMBER 2010

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

NOVEMBER 2010

2010 NZ Ukulele Festival
27 November, The Trusts Stadium, Henderson.
Visit www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz for more details.

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 2010

Music Therapy Conference: Playing in Tune - Working Collaboratively in Music Therapy
2-3 October, Holiday Inn on Avon, Christchurch.
2 day conference. Visit www.musictherapy.org.nz for more details.

Big Band Festival
23-25 October, Christchurch. Visit www.bigband.co.nz for details.

Armageddon Expo
23-25 October, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Look out for Gorilla Guitars & Drums at stand #50! Visit www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
13-15, 19-21 October, Christchurch Town Hall.
Visit www.musicfestival.school.nz for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010


 

AUGUST 2010

NZ Concert Band Festival
6-8 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Visit www.nzcba.com for more information.

Big Sing Finale
9-11 August, Auckland Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more information.

KBB Music Festival
24-26 August, KBB Music Festival, Auckland Town Hall
27 August, KBB Fringe Festival, Auckland Town Hall
29 August, Showcase Gala Concerts, Auckland Town Hall
2010 KBB Music Festival Performance Schedule

NZ Woodwind Competition
27-29 August, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland. Contact Mary O'Brien (Competition Organiser) or visit www.flutefocus.com for more information.




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2014 Hamilton Flute Festival

5-6 July, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium, Hamilton
Featuring Guest Artist: Andrew Nicholson
For more information click here


Workshop: Alexander Technique with Jann McMichael

Wednesday 25th June, 7pm KBB Music Epsom
Face the music with ease!  Join us for an exciting workshop with Jann McMichael on Alexander Technique.  Jann is an experienced teacher of Alexander technique for 15 years and will be talking and demonstrating the advantages of Alexander Technique.  Registrations are essential. 

 

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KBB Music Supports Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming Exotic Birds Concerts

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Proudly Supporting NZ's Music Community

KBB Music is proud to sponsor and support a number of organisations that foster the growth of young musical talents and offer professional development opportunities to music teachers in New Zealand.

If you are organising a Music Festival or Event, contact us to have your event listed.

 
SEPTEMBER 2014
Big Music Day TaupoBig Music Day Taupo
Thursday 25 September. Combined School Orchestra for 8-18 year olds. A one-day event culminating to a late afternoon concert. No cost to participants. For more information and music contact Taupo School of Music
 
MAY 2014
MENZA logoMENZA National Professional Development Day
Friday 16 May.
A day-long music professional development with workshops and seminars throughout the country. more
 
MARCH 2014
NZCBA Seniors Band 2014NZCBA 2014 Seniors Band
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 March, St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton
The 6th Annual Seniors Band Weekend will be conducted by the inspiring John Snowling. Established for musicians of 40+ years, the weekend provides 'chronologically gifted' senior musicians support, professional development, networking and knowledge exchange. more
 
FEBRUARY 2014
Mark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass KBB MusicMark Fitzpatrick Trumpet Masterclass - FREE EVENT!
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom map
Join Bach Artist and Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Victoria, Mark Fitzpatrick, in an inspiring masterclass with aspiring students. Mark is the Trumpet Teacher at the University of Melbourne, and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Registration essential here


 
JANUARY 2014
nowak-kbb-poster-2014 90Summer Conducting Seminar with Prof. Jerry Nowak
20-21 January, Scots College, Wellington
The Jerry Nowak Summer Conducting School is suited to Musical Directors of all levels or ability working with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Jerry is one of those rare educators who can cater for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level conductor in one school. For more information or to register click here



Jack Taylor workshop flyer rev Professional Development Instrument Teaching Workshop with Jack Taylor
Monday 20 January, 10am-1pm, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland.
See Jack Taylor, Music Director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and a Music Specialist with ten years of experience in training instrumental teachers, in workshops titled 'How to Run Successful, Productive, and Fun Small/Large Group Rehearsals' and 'Music is More than just Playing. It's Giving Bach!'. Spaces are limited. Enrolment fee: $80 ($70 for MENZA members). To enroll, please email Lee Martelli.
 
NOVEMBER
NZ Ukulele Festival 2013 NZ Ukulele Festival 2013
30 November, 11am-4pm, The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
A popular annual family event full of ukulele fun! Bring your own uke and join in with Kiwileles and international artists, of get one from one of the trade stands! 
Plus your chance to win one of two Cordoba Ukuleles to be given away by KBB Music! Enter before 30 November 2013 now or at KBB Music's trade stand! www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

RNZN Band-LIVE the VIC KBB MusicRoyal NZ Navy Live @ the Vic
22 November, 12.05pm, Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport
A lunchtime chamber music concert featuring soloists from the RNZ Navy Band from Classical to Jazz. 
Adults $12; Seniors, Students & NZDF personnel $10. Door sales only.  
This concert is proudly sponsored by KBB Music and Kawai Pianos.

 
OCTOBER 2013
Sanctuary percussion e-flyer Percussion & Friends Concert - APO Sanctuary Series
7 October, 6.30pm, St Peter's Church, Takapuna, Auckland
9 October, 6.30pm, St Michael's Church, Remuera, Auckland
From tam-tams and tea cups, feel the rhythm with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Eric Renick as he shatters the myth of percussion as "loud...and animalistic", with a selection of pieces that blend delicate rhythmic intricacies and sound colours more


Catherine BowieSt Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
20 October, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City
Join SMCO and conductor Michael McLellan for an afternoon of music including Dag Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Nielson's enchanting Flute Concerto (1926) with flute soloist Catherine Bowie, before finishing with Dvorak's celebrated Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door more


Christchurch Big Band FestivalChristchurch Big Band Festival
25-28 October (Labour Weekend), Christchurch
Head along to a weekend of workshops, a swing ball, incredible gala guest performances and numerous performance opportunities around central Christchurch for local and visiting bands more
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
French Horn Soloist APO Connecting week 90Brass Showcase
15 September, 2pm, Music Theatre, School of Music, The University of Auckland
The first-ever showcase featuring winners of the 2013 Auckland Brass Band Solo Competition and top brass performers from The University of Auckland, as they perform spellbinding slow melodies and virtuosic feats. $15 General Admission. Seating limited, so book now.
The Brass Showcase is presented by the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra, Auckland Bands Association, The University of Auckland and KBB Music.


Martin RiseleyClassical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
15 September, 2.30pm, St Matthews-in-the-City
Join violin soloist Martin Riseley and conductor Holly Mathieson for a concert of Mendelssohn's greatest works; Midsummer Night's Dream, Violin Concerto Op.64 and Symphony No. 1. Dr Riseley is Head of Strings at the NZ School of Music, and has studied at the University of Canterbury, Juilliard School and has performed as soloist in Australia, Japan and Great Britain. 
Adults $25, Concessions $20, Children under 12yrs Free. Ticket sales at the door. 
 
AUGUST 2013
Chamber Music ContestChamber Music Contest Finals Weekend
2 August, Semi-finals, Wellington
3 August, Finals, Wellington
The finalists in the 2013 Chamber Music Contest compete for prizes and awards. KBB Music proudly sponsors the KBB Music Awards in all district contests and the finals. Congratulations to all district KBB Music Award winners! more


Alison ThigpenHawke's Bay Festival of Bands
4 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Annual music festival featuring bands from the Hawke's Bay region proudly sponsored by KBB Music. The 2013 Festival will be adjudicated by Alison Thigpen from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Contact Festival Organiser, John Snowling, for more details.

 

Tony Fenelon AtelierTony Fenelon Organ Spectacular 1926-2013
4 August, 2pm, Hollywood Cinema, St Georges Road, Avondale. The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland in association with Roland and KBB Music presents a 'show of shows' - a mix of 1926 and millennium musical technology with the great entertainer Tony Fenelon. The Roland AT-900 Platinum Edition: Atelier Organ will be launched. more

 

Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum KBB MusicRoland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Organ Demonstration by Tony Fenelon
5 August, 1 - 5.30pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
You've seen it in action, now you can try out the new Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum yourself! Of if you prefer, ask for a live demonstration, and who better to do this than the organ master, Tony Fenelon, himself? This is a unique opportunity for any organist or organ enthusiast to try the latest in digital organ technology, ask questions and meet Tony Fenelon in person. FREE EVENT.

 

Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band and Orchestra Festival
15 August, Te Awamutu Intermediate.
 

KBB Music Festival 200830th KBB Music Festival
19-23 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Free adjudicated performances from symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands from schools in the greater Auckland region and beyond. more
 

KBB Music Festival 2008 Gala Concert KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts
25 August, Auckland Town Hall. A real celebration of youth music where the best groups from the Festival are invited to perform at the professional venue of the Auckland Town Hall. more
 

 

NZCBA logoNZ Concert Bands Festival
30-31 August, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. Annual festival featuring Concert Bands from around the country. more




JULY 2013
Batman logo old Play Electric Guitar with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The APO is giving one guitarist the opportunity to perform the Old Batman Theme at their Kiwi Kapers concerts on 28 and 29 August 2013 at the Auckland Town Hall. You will need to be available to perform during the day from 9.30am - 2pm on both days and on the evening of 28 August. To be considered, simply record yourself playing a 12-bar blues riff and solo, and send the APO your recording as a DVD of YouTube link along with a completed application form by 1 July 2013. more


Brent GrapesTrumpet Workshop with Brent Grapes
Tuesday 2 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland).
Learn the secret behind effective practice techniques followed by a masterclass style workshop. All welcome. If you are currently working on a piece and would like Brent to spend some time with you in the masterclass, register now. Brent Grapes is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also the Trumpet Artist/Teacher at the University of Auckland. Registrations are essential.


Julian BlissClarinet Evening with Julian Bliss
Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)
One of the UK's top young clarinettists and chamber musician, Julian has performed and played with major orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many more, as well as notable musicians such as former teacher Sabine Meyer. Julian is also the inspiration behind Leblanc Bliss clarinets. More details of the evening to come. Register you interest day
 

NZBBA LogoNZ Brass Band Championships
17-21 July, New Plymouth. Annual National Contest where Brass Bands from all around the country come together for performances and a street march.
KBB Music is proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Championships, and to provide the backline concert percussion for A & B Grade bands. KBB Music is also putting up a professional Schilke Bb Cornet up for tender. Try it out during the Contest! more
 

Mark WaltonMark Walton Seminar, Recital & Masterclass presented by Auckland Branch of the IRMT
20-21 July, Auckland University School of Music. A highly-regarded teacher and performer and well-known for his lively and engaging presentation style, Mark Walton will be talking about a number of different topics related to teaching, and also give a recital and masterclass. Registrations close Friday 12 July 2013. more


JUNE 2013
SMCO June Concert flyer 90Classical Concert with St Matthews Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. Featuring three young soloists Ngaruaroha Martin (Violin), Elizabeth Mandeno (Soprano) and Crystal Lin (Viola). Join the orchestra for a fantastic programme with Weber's Oberon Overture, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 - Mvts 1 and 3, Anthony Young's Three Songs on Poems by Jean Toomer, Paganini's Sonata per la grande Viola Op. 35 and Sibelius' King Kristian Suite Op. 27. more

 
MAY 2013
Kevin Field playing Roland RG3Jazz Piano Workshop with Kevin Field - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom, 377 Manukau Road, Epsom
Join Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field demonstrates his approach to playing Jazz and shares some of his experience and insights into what makes a successful Jazz pianist. Kevin will also be joined by vocalist Clo Chaperon as they perform material from Kevin's recent release Field of Vision. Registration Essential.


RNZ Navy Heartland Tour 90Royal New Zealand Navy Heartland Tour
HAMILTON Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Founders Theatre (Book through Ticketek)
ROTORUA Thursday 23 May, 7pm, Civic Theatre (Book through Ticketmaster)
TAUPO Friday 24 May, 7pm, Great Lake Centre (Book through Ticketek)
NEW PLYMOUTH Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm, TSB Showplace (Book through Ticketmaster)
WANGANUI Tuesday 28 May, 7pm, Royal Wanganui Opera House (Book online or booking office)

Whether you like jazz, classical, traditional or pop, the Navy Band's repertoire of music from Tchaikovsky to the Blues Brothers will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Featuring exciting young NZ singer, Rebecca Nelson, the RNZ Navy Band will perform music to suit all ages. So join some of NZ's best wind, brass and percussion players on their Heartland Tour. For more information: Ph 09 4455 832 or email navy.band@nzdf.mil.nz


APO horn section colour 90Classical Concert with St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, St-Matthews-in-the-City. The talented French Horn Section of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in a concert conducted by David Sharp. Enjoy NZ composer, Anthony Ritchie's Remember Parihaka, Schumann's Konzertstuck Op. 86 for Four Horns and Orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica. more

 

APRIL 2013

Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies 90Nathan Haines Vermillion Skies Live @ KBB Music Albany
Friday 19 April, KBB Music Albany, Shop 16, Northridge Plaza, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Join NZ jazz icon and international jazz artist Nathan Haines and his band for a special performance at KBB Music's newest store on the North Shore. Experience Nathan's just-released album Vermillion Skies live. 
FREE EVENT. Registration essential


Elizabeth koch 1Hamilton Flute Festival
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Elizabeth Koch from Australia. The weekend is designed for flutists of approximately Grade 4 and above of all ages including teachers. Early Bird Registration and Masterclass Performer application close 28 February. more

 
DECEMBER 2012
David NewdickTrumpet Workshop with Dave Newdick - Free!
Monday 10 Dcember , 7pm, KBB Music Epsom  (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

From playing Handel's Messiah to improvised solo on records, Dave Newdick is in demand for studio work, theatre shows, jazz performances and as a clinician for over two decades. Join the Bach Trumpet Artists as he shares his extensive knowledge on the basics of trumpet playing, the importance of daily structure in practice, fundamentals for player improvement and of course, his playing. All welcome. Bring your trumpet and playalong with Dave!

Entry is free. Registration essential.
Gold coin donation appreciated.
 

NOVEMBER 2012

Rico poster2Rico Reeds Workshop with Michael Jamieson - Free!
Friday 9 November, 7pm, KBB Music Epsom (new store location - 377 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland)

Saxophonist Michael Jamieson gives insights into how to prepare, protect and personalise your reeds, and helping players to understand their reeds and get the most out of them.

All welcome. Entry is free. Gold coin donation is appreciated. more

Registration is essential here.


AK Barok Nov Concert
AK Barok The Best of AK Barok Concert with guest soloist Sally Tibbles (flute)
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 November, 2.00pm, St Lukes's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Favourites including Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as music by Telemann and Geminiani.

To pre-book, phone 09 849 7976 or email akbarok@xtra.co.nz ($5 discount)

For more information, visit www.akbarok.org.nz

 
OCTOBER 2012
KBB Music YPC 2012KBB Music Young Performers Competition Finals
Sunday 28 October, 2pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's KBB Music Young Performers Competition!


STRINGS
Alexander McFarlane      viola                 Auckland Grammar School
Sally Kim                      cello                 Westlake Girls’ High school
Cecilia Xu                     violin                 Epsom Girls Grammar School

WIND/BRASS
Geeny Moon                 French horn       Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Joey Chen                    flute                  Rangitoto College
Christo Karadjov           clarinet              Auckland Grammar School

The winning student in the two categories will receive $250, for each of them and their school. We are delighted to introduce our new patron for this competition: Brecon Carter, MNZM, and APO Concertmaster Emeritus. Brecon believes wholeheartedly in the value of competitions to develop young players' potential.

There will be a judging panel of three for the competition which will be chaired by Dr Jo Harrop, Director of Sistema Aotearoa. The IRMT will have one representative, and the University of Auckland will be represented by Dene Sky-Ducas.

Tickets are $10 General Admission. Door sales will be available from 1pm.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
NZCBA logo 2 1New Zealand Concert Bands Festival
14-16 September, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

An annual celebration of Concert Bands and Symphonic Bands nationwide. Ensembles and Solo performance opportunities for community and high school bands.

2012 NZCBA Festival Results

Please direct all enquiries about the Festival to Christine Jeffs (Secretary) cjeffs@waikato.ac.nz

Visit the NZCBA Festival Website



NZ Woodwind Competition logo 1 1New Zealand Woodwind Competition 2012
14-16 September, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland
The New Zealand Woodwind Competition is an annual national competition for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult students of the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and recorder. Great prizes from our sponsors are given out each year.
Now in its 5th year, the Competitions go from strength to strength, encouraging students at all levels with their musical development. Once again, all competitors will be given the opportunity to compete in a supportive environment, gain valuable experience and feedback, and have the option to use this performance opportunity for an NCEA or University assessment - plus as always the chance to win great prizes.

Contact Mary O'Brien (NZ Woodwind Competition Organiser) ph +64 27 676 8741, email mary@flutefocus.com or visit www.flutefocus.com for more details. For regular update, follow on Twitter.

 

AUGUST 2012

KBB Music Festival 2012KBB Music Festival
21-25 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Church

The 29th annual Music Festival showcases Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Concert Bands & Jazz Bands of secondary schools in Auckland.

A platform for young musicians, the five-day event includes adjudicated performances and a Fringe Festival for novice bands. The Festival celebrates musical talent with a Gala Concert and presentation of awards. more

 

JUNE 2012
SIBELIUS 7Get Creative in the Classroom with Avid - FREE!
7 June, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Avid® and KBB Music for an evening of exciting product showcases of industry standard audio production tools such as Pro Tools®, Sibelius® and M-Audio®. These are the very same tools used to create professional films, movies and records, and rightfully, the tools that students and educators to become familiar with. more

Registration essential.

MAY 2012 - New Zealand Music Month

Timp mallet closeupPercussion Workshop with Vadim Simongauz - FREE!
10 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join Vadim Simongauz, Principal Timpanist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a workshop on tips and techiques on improving your next performance on timpani, cymbals and snare drums.

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

sax picture no 1 smAuckland Saxophone Quartet Live at KBB Music - FREE!
17 May, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Get a taste of everything saxophone with the Auckland Saxopone Quartet's 'taster' concert! From early sax quartets such as Washington Post March, to jazz favourites St Louis Blue, Blue Monk, Niehaus' Waltz of the Sax, Piazzolla's Libertango, even original music by a member of the quartet and more! Prepare for a treat!

Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.


 

APRIL 2012

Nathan Haines workshop flyerNathan Haines Saxophone Workshop Concert
3 April, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central, 136 Karangahape Road

Join NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines and jazz pianist Kevin Field for an intimate evening of music and behind-the-scenes insights in The Poet's Embrace  - Nathan's first analogue live-to-tape record and eight studio album. Entry by gold coin donation. Registration essential.

 

Bart Feller 1Hamilton Flute Festival
7-8 April, Easter Weekend, Fairfield Intermediate

A weekend of flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Masterclasses, Workshops, Flute Ensemble, Concert and more! With guest artist Bart Feller, Principal Flutist of the New Jersey Symphony and New York City Opera Orchestra. more


The Seniors Band (NZ Concert Bands Assn Inc)
27-29 April, Gisborne. For musicians 40+ years of age. The NZ Concert Bands Association has established a band for senior musicians 40+ years of age who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The purpose of the Band is to support musical and professional development in older musicians, networking and knowledge exchange. The Seniors Band will be conducted by John Snowling.

For more information or enquire about discounted accommodation rates, please contact Judy Livingston, phone 06 867 2049 ext 5868 (work), Mobile 027 289 8021 (work phone but you can leave a message), or email judyl@gdc.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 10 February 2012. Download registration form now.
 

FEBRUARY 2012

Piano Masterclass with Stefan Cassomenos - FREE!
23 February, 7pm, KBB Music Auckland Central & Piano Showroom (136 Karangahape Road, CBD)
Listen and watch as Kawai Pianist, Stefan Cassomenos, works and shares his experience and expertise with aspiring pianists in this intimate and educational session. The class is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential due to limited seating. To book, please email theresa@kbbmusic.co.nz
A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated. All donations go to the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

School Piano Masterclasses with Stefan Cassomenos
21 February, 11am, Wellington College
21 February, 2pm, Hutt Valley High School
Back by popular demand, charismatic Kawai Piano Artist Stefan Cassomenos is back in New Zealand for a series of piano masterclasses in conjunction with KBB Music.

Musical Morning with MasterMusicAuckland - FREE!
11 February, 10am-1pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. A free workshop for all ages! Covering topics such as the Importance of Music and Music Theory, Highlights of Harmony, Score Reading Skills, Music Analysis at a Glance and Instrument Demonstrations. Entry is by gold coin donation. Book your seats now

 

JANUARY 2012

Christopher Norton Workshop - FREE!
27 January, 12.30pm - 6pm, KBB Music Auckland Central. Attention Piano Teachers and Students! A great opportunity to meet the author of the popular Microjazz Series as Christopher demonstrates piano improvising techniques. Plus Christopher will give unique insights into his publications including the latest ground-breaking Connections repertoire and much more. Get ready to be inspired. Entry is by gold coin donation. Register now

 

OCTOBER 2011

Big Band Festival
24 October, all day, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre. A day of youth workshops and instrumental clinics. Concerts open to the public. For more information and bookings visit www.bigband.co.nz or ph 027 529 9000.
 


SEPTEMBER 2011

Stefan Cassomenos Piano Recital - FREE!
1 September, 7pm sharp, KBB Music Central Auckland, 136 Karangahape Road.  A free recital by virtuosic performer and Kawai Piano Artist, Stefan Cassomenos, of works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more. Bookings essential as seating is limited. Light refreshment will be provided. Entry by gold coin donation. more

NZ Woodwind Competition
16-18 September, Raye Freedmane Arts Centre, Auckland. more

 

AUGUST 2011

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert I
3 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Grammar Voices, AGS Pipe Band, Grammar Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Barbershop Quartets and Wind Band. The second half features guest artist Italian Pianist Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School" Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme Band & Orchestra Festival
5 August, WEL Performing Arts Centre, University of Waikato.
For more information, please contact John Wright, Festival Co-ordinator heatherandjohn@clear.net.nz

Auckland Grammar School Winter Concert II
10 August, 7pm, Centennial Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Premier Concert Band, Stage Band and the Minister's Plate Solo Competition Finalists adjudicated by guest pianist, Matteo Napoli. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students available from Christine Johnston, Music Office, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom 1023. Please make cheques payable to "Auckland Grammar School". Enquiry email: c.johnston@ags.school.nz

KBB Music Festival
15-19 August, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Parnell) and St Mary's Chapel (adjacent to the Cathedral)
A real celebration of youth music. Go to the KBB Music Festival page for more details.

Big Sing Finale
New Dates & Venue 22-24 August, Wellington Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more inforamtion.

 

JULY 2011

KBB Music Young Performers' Competition
2 July, Philharmonia Hall, Auckland. Talented musicians of orchestral instruments are selected to perform at the final of the KBB Music Young Performers' Competition. The winner receives a cash price as well as the opportunity to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. more

NZ Concert Bands Festival
8-9 August, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. Annual festival for concert bands from all over the country.
2011 Timetable
NZCBA Newsletter July 2011

Chamber Music Contest National Finals
15 July, 11am & 4pm, National Semi-Finals. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
16 July, 2pm, Semi-Finalists Showcase. Wallace Gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
16 July, 7pm, National Final. Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
For more information, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz or phone 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378).

NZ Festival of Brass
20-24 July, North Shore, Auckland. The best brass musicians from New Zealand and beyond compete for prestigious titles and trophies.
20 July, 7.30pm - KBB Music Invitation Slow Melody
21 July, 7.30pm - Besson Brass Champion of Champions
24 July, 2pm - Scenic Hotels Band of the Year
Bookings at www.ticketmaster.co.nz and 0800 111 999 (pre-purchase pacakages available)
Visit www.brassnz.co.nz for more details.

 

APRIL 2011

Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
Cancelled 10 April, Lindisfarne College.

'Cultural Chords' NAtional Music Conference
18-20 April, Quality Hotel Barrycourt, Parnell, Auckland.
A conference for Primary and Secondary teachers teaching through and with music in their classrooms. Registration closes 18th March 2011. For more information visit www.trcc.org.nz

10th Early Childhood Convention
26-29 April Otautahi, Convention Centre and Town Hall, Christchurch. For more information visit www.ecconvention2011.org.nz

 

MARCH 2011

Viola Voce
6 March, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Morning session starting 9.30am, afternoon session starting at 2pm. Led by Robert Harris, Principal Viola of Canberra Symphony, and former Principal Viola of Australian Chamber Orchestra, join other violists in playing music written for violas in 2 to 6, maybe even 8 parts. $5 for full day, $3 for students or half day. Contact Anna Brooker brooklets@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton Flute Festival
12-13 March, Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium. A weekend of flute events for less than a cost of a single lesson! Workshops, Masterclasses, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and the Hamilton Flute Festival & Altus Flute Concert featuring guest artist George Pope, Professor of Flute - University of Akron, Ohio, USA; Instruction of Flute, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Ohio, USA. More information.

 

FEBRUARY 2011

11th Adam Chamber Music Festival
3-12 February, Nelson. Biennial event featuring leading musicans and composers. Visit www.music.org.nz for more details.

 

JANUARY 2011

Bach Plus Competitions
Entries close 25 February 2011. The inaugural 'Bach Plus' Competitions for instrumentalists, held in 2011 in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney will culminate in finals and performances in Sydney in March 2011 as part of Sydney's 'Bach Plus' Festival. Open to performers of classical music instruments of modern or historic format. Each entrant must submit a programme of two unaccompanied works comprising one work by J.S.Bach and another work by an Australian or New Zealand composer. more

2011 Queenstown Violin Summer School
10-22 January, Queenstown. Visit www.qvss.com for more details.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools Jazz Workshops
17-20 January, NZ School of Music, Mt Cook Campus, Wellington
Open to all budding jazz musicians who wish to further their learning in a fun and friendly environment, and be tutored by top New Zealand jazz educators.
Visit www.nzjf.co.nz for more information and registration details.

 

DECEMBER 2010

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

NOVEMBER 2010

2010 NZ Ukulele Festival
27 November, The Trusts Stadium, Henderson.
Visit www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz for more details.

Gisborne International Music Competition
28 November to 4 December, Gisborne. Competition for solo orchestral isntrumentalists aged 16-25 years. For the first time KBB Music will be providing the NZ Woodwind Player award. Visit www.gisbornemusiccompetition.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 2010

Music Therapy Conference: Playing in Tune - Working Collaboratively in Music Therapy
2-3 October, Holiday Inn on Avon, Christchurch.
2 day conference. Visit www.musictherapy.org.nz for more details.

Big Band Festival
23-25 October, Christchurch. Visit www.bigband.co.nz for details.

Armageddon Expo
23-25 October, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Look out for Gorilla Guitars & Drums at stand #50! Visit www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
13-15, 19-21 October, Christchurch Town Hall.
Visit www.musicfestival.school.nz for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010


 

AUGUST 2010

NZ Concert Band Festival
6-8 August, Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Visit www.nzcba.com for more information.

Big Sing Finale
9-11 August, Auckland Town Hall. Visit www.nzcf.org.nz for more information.

KBB Music Festival
24-26 August, KBB Music Festival, Auckland Town Hall
27 August, KBB Fringe Festival, Auckland Town Hall
29 August, Showcase Gala Concerts, Auckland Town Hall
2010 KBB Music Festival Performance Schedule

NZ Woodwind Competition
27-29 August, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland. Contact Mary O'Brien (Competition Organiser) or visit www.flutefocus.com for more information.




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