Media Release – ALL FOR PEACE – Commemorating ANZAC Day


Commemorating ANZAC Day

4.00 pm – The Pumphouse Theatre Takapuna

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To help commemorate ANZAC Day the three bands within North Shore Brass Academy will perform at the Pumphouse Theatre on ANZAC Day.

“Our Academy is 10 years old this year and our overall organsiation is celebrating 100 years of unbroken service and entertainment to our community” says Band President Owen Melhuish.

The Academy is mainly local students that get the opportunity to be trained by experts in brass and percussion at the band’s world class facilities in Taharoto Park.

The concert will feature cornet star Liam Wright, a student who came through the Academy programme and is now studying trumpet at the University of Auckland. Liam is also the current junior cornet champion of New Zealand as well as the Junior Champion of Champion since 2019.

Liam was also chosen to lead the National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand recently on their South Island tour. “We are very proud of him” says Melhuish.

“The concert will feature light items as well as reflective music remembering our ANZAC’s and other service men and women that have served in war and peach keeping missions” says Melhuish.

“We are also using it to educate our students on the traditions of ANZAC Day. The age range is 8 to nearly 80 years so the is education both ways” says Melhuish.

The three bands are Takapuna Youth Brass (2019 Champion Youth Band of NZ) and the newly formed NSB Community Band which is an all comers band plus the newly promoted North Shore Brass Academy Band who now compete nationally in the C grade after winning the D grade last year.

Owen Melhuish Ph 021 281 0405