Kumeu Brass Vintage Band

A Kumeu Brass Christmas

Kumeu Brass Inc was very busy over the lead up to Christmas

Both Kumeu Brass and Kumeu Vintage Brass were out and about entertaining the public around West and North Auckland with Christmas music.

The Vintage Brass played at Couldrey House, Hibiscus Coast Village and Orewa Community Church as well as several afternoons playing Christmas carols during December outside Westgate Pak n Save, Silverdale Countdown and Kumeu New World

Kumeu Brass played at Highwic Christmas Festival, Swanson Railway Carol Service, Helensville Christmas Carnival, Kumeu Community Carol Service as well as a couple of nights playing Christmas Carols outside Kumeu New World

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Matamata Festival

Kumeu Bras competed at the Matamata festival on Sunday 1st November. we played a selection of music that we had been putting together for the ABA Contest which was cancelled unfortunately due to Covid-19, and were very excited to come away with a Silver award

Below is our Music Director Linda Filimoehala’s comments post performance, we were delighted to be able to perform as part of Linda’s conducting debut.

Proud is an Understatement

Recently I took on the role of being musical director for Kumeu Brass. I came into the band not knowing much as a conductor but realised quickly what my job was, and that was to express my passion for music through the band. And although at times it seemed difficult all I needed was faith. I believe in them and that is all that matters. We started with 8 players and managed to take a band of 28 members to the Matamata music festival, earning a well deserved Silver. Which is a really great outcome considering all these random lockdowns…lol

Congratulations Kumeu Brass, all your hard work paid off

Linda Filimoehala with our Silver Certificate
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ABA Solo and ensemble contest

The Auckland Band Association Solo and Ensemble competition was held at Onehunga High School on Sunday 2nd August, 2020.

Our very talented Wendy Kjestrup took part in this competition for the first time.

Wendy competed in the Over 19 Novice slow melody class. She played a piece called Ragtime Tuba without any accompaniment gaining 1st place and the cup for the class. Wendy comments were “it was great fun and everyone was lovely and encouraging. the Brass Band community is very supportive”

Well done Wendy!

Photo by Linda Filimoehala

1955- 1961 Wanganui Garrison

1961 Cambridge Municipal

1961 – 1967 Te Awamutu Municipal

1967- 1971 Waitemata Silver

1971 Christchurch Fire Brigade

1971 – 1973 1RNZIR Singapore

1973 – 1976 Skellerup Woolston

1976 – 1978 1RNZIR Singapore

1978 – 1981 Skellerup Woolston

1981 – 1982 Greymouth

1982 – 1984 1RNZIR Singapore, Drum Major

1984 Greymouth

1984 – 1987 Continental Airlines

1988 – 1992 RNZAF Auckland, Bandmaster

1993 – 1996 New Lynn

2000 – 2002 New Lynn

2005 – 2008 Dalewool & North Shore

2009 – 2011 Auckland City Brass

2012 – 2013 Papakura

2014 – 2105 Auckland City Brass

2016 – 2018 Woolston Concert Brass2019 – 2020 Auckland City Brass

1964 – 1969 Taupo Citizen’s Silver Band playing Eb Bass, Euphonium.

1985-1986 Taupo Citizen’s Silver Band playing Euphonium and Trombone

2001- present Kumeu Brass playing Baritone