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