First Class Brass Band is our learners band taking new entrants from about eight years old and adults. We teach them music reading and performance skills as well as bandsmanship, marching, teamwork, and even conducting and drum majoring skills. Members are integrated into the the main band at an early stage where their training continues and they remain attached to the First Class Brass for a period of time as required.
First Class Brass rehearsal time is Monday evening from 6:00pm to 7:15pm.
First Class Brass competed in the Youth Division of the New Zealand National Brass Band Championships in Wellington in 2017 with outstanding reviews.
Members of 2017 First Class Brass at National Championships, Wellington:
Back Row: Poppy Lane, Janet Luka, Jacob Herd, Tori Greenbank, Ben Parsons, Jack Banks, Jonty Zydenbos, Casey Lane, Frederick Duncan, Kaito Berry
Second Row: Reuben Dempster, James Theobald, Eleanor Grigg, Kodi Rasmussen, Todd Smith, Blake Shearer, Myles Shearer, Spencer Lane, James-Patrick Moynihan
Front Row: Susie Grigg, Dylan Pope, Samuel Jones, Alex Herd, Kevin Moseley (Musical Director), Denis Teeling (Tutor), Keegan Lane, Ryan Shearer, Oliver Scherf