Vintage Brass

We are one of the bands within Kumeu Brass Inc and have 45+ mature players (girls & boys). There is no age limit, but the average age of members is 77 years, having previously played in more than 100 different New Zealand & overseas bands. If you’ve played in a brass band in an earlier life, come on over for a blow.  We meet for rehearsal every Thursday afternoon, starting at 11:30 pm. Performances and gigs are regularly planned.

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Vintage Brass has recently changed musical directors. John Knowles has taken up the baton to lead Vintage Brass forward into the future.

John has previously played cornet in Howick Citizens’ Band and Waitemata Silver Band, he is Currently a Life Member and previously Director of Music for the Band of the Royal Regiment of NZ Artillery and is a Current Member of NZ Veterans Band where he plays Flugel Horn

Musical Director, John Knowles

Vintage Brass until this year (2022) were performing under the baton of Graeme Gillies. He has been instrumental in the Vintage Brass success and is now Solo Euphonium.

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Meet the band, check out the players, have a scroll through history

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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