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NZCBA Band weekend

October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 5:45 pm


NZCBA Band weekend hosted by CSM Chch

Concert Band Weekends are for musicians of any age, playing level at grade 3 to 4 concert band music/grade 5 exams.  Indulge in three days of music making with a musical director who is famous in New Zealand.  Cost is kept to $60 which includes snacks.  Each weekend starts on Friday at 7pm and ends on Sunday after a concert.

 NZCBA Band Weekend 2019      Christchurch October 4-6

(This is in the middle weekend of the October school holidays)

Venue: Catholic Cathedral College Hall, 62 Ferry Road, Christchurch. This venue is walking distance to restaurants, accommodation and the city centre.

Who: Players of wind, brass, bass guitar and percussion are welcome to register. This weekend brings to together people of all ages from all over New Zealand who share a love of concert band music.

Playing level required: Concert Band Weekend is for players at grade 3 to 4 band music level eg about grade 5+ in exams.   You’ll meet on Friday evening, rehearse throughout the weekend, share a dinner & brunch together, and present a concert at 5pm on Sunday evening. You’ll play music, meet new music friends, confirm friendships with old friends, and have a wonderful weekend working with our MD, Dr Helen Renaud.

Copies of music parts to be played during the weekend will be available on a google drive in early September for all those who have registered and paid.

Cost for the weekend is $60. This includes shared morning and afternoon teas and a pizza dinner. Please pay by mid September to NZCBA bank account. 03-0642-0745055-002 (or 02) [ Include your Initial & Last Name, your Instrument   eg V. Loud Tuba

Register Here: https://forms.gle/qwutxCgAVg1Pg5sQ7

The Band weekend this October 2019 is run under the auspices of the NZCBA, hosted by the Christchurch School of Music


If you are a music educator, you might consider staying on in Christchurch to attend the MENZA ( Music Education NZ Aotearoa) Conference from 7-9 October!

Check it out : www.menzaconference.co.nz

Band Weekend Schedule (this may be subject to slight changes)

Friday October 4           7- 9pm         Registration and play through music

Saturday October 5       9am to 12.30pm         Rehearse

12.30pm                      Lunch provided

1.30- 5pm                    Rehearsal

5.30pm                        Pizza & beverages (optional)

7.30pm -9pm              Rehearsal

Sunday October 6         10am                  Brunch at restaurant (tbc) approx. $25

11.30-1.30pm    Sightseeing for those from out of town

2-4pm                  Rehearsal

5-5.45pm            Concert – black & white dress code

Register now!  https://forms.gle/qwutxCgAVg1Pg5sQ7

Musical Director for Christchurch Band Weekend 2019

Helen Renaud—Conductor

Christchurch bassoonist, saxophonist and conductor, Helen Renaud has been the HOD of Music at Burnside High School, where she now works part time.  She studied bassoon at the Wellington Conservatorium of Music, and Music History at Victoria University of Wellington, before receiving her teaching qualification.   In 2009 she graduated with a Master’s in Music from the University of Melbourne, where she focussed on conducting.  It was here that she was taught by the late Professor John Hopkins OBE, and Richard Gill OAM.  In 2018 Helen graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Doctorate in Musical Arts, looking at rehearsal techniques for high school and youth ensembles.  Dr Renaud was appointed as the Conductor of the UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra in 2016 and leads the UC CYO winds. She has led numerous wind bands at all levels.


The Band weekend this October 2019 is run under the auspices of the NZCBA, hosted by the Christchurch School of Music

NZCBA website https://nzcba.org/band-weekend-2019/

Christchurch School of Music website https://www.csm.org.nz


October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
October 6, 2019 @ 5:45 pm
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Maree Parr
027 658 7177


Catholic Cathedral College
62 Ferry Road
Christchurch, Canterbury 8140 New Zealand
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03 982 1690
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