North Shore Brass Academy

Upcoming Events

Saturday 1 April
Free concert Browns Bay 12 noon
Murray’s Bay Wharf Birdman Competition 1.45 pm

Wednesday 12 April from 6.00 pm
End of Term Concert with Senior Band Groups

Tuesday 25 April 10.30 am
ANZAC Parade Glenfield
Glenfield War Memorial Gardens Hall Road Glenfield

Sunday 14 May 3.00 pm
Mothers Day Concert
Featuring Arthur Close (Baritone)
Spencer on Byron Hotel

Wednesday 7 June from 6.00 pm
Band Solo night – all groups

Sunday 11 June from 9.00 am
ABA Solo and Party Contest
Glenfield College

Sunday 18 June
Matamata Brass Festival
Matamata College

Sunday 24 September
ABA Band Contest
Hawkins Theatre Papakura

Do you play brass or percussion?  Do you want to learn how?


Do you love music, and want to share that passion with like minds? Do you want to have fun?


North Shore Brass Academy welcomes you!


Whether you are a player looking to build your skills, reconnect with your love of music,
or just want to get out and have some fun, the Academy is the band for you.


Academy Band

The North Shore Brass Academy Band welcomes experienced up and coming young players.
The Band regularly performs in public and in 2015 competed at its first regional band contest.
This is where players learn the skills that can lead to a seat in the A Grade North Shore Brass.


Our very young and very new players come together for their very own rehearsals.
We learn lots about music theory, and work on pieces that
we play at our end of term concerts and public performances.

Getting started

Ever wanted to play in a band?  Join our “Getting Started” programme where
players receive one-on-one tuition with one of our experienced tutors.
It’s a friendly introduction to how a brass band works as a team.

All you need to know:

Rehearsals and Lessons

Wednesday Nights at the North Shore Band Room

13A Taharoto Road, Takapuna

Academy Band            6:00pm to 7:15pm

Understudies             6:00pm to 6:45pm

Individual Lessons:     by mutual arrangement


Membership with own instrument: $30 per player per term.
Membership including band instrument*: $75 per player per term.
Special rates apply for families; please ask our band manager.

The Academy ‘A’ team.

Director of Music  Colin Clark
The Academy is guided by Colin Clark, Musical Director, North Shore Brass, trumpet section leader, The Royal New Zealand Navy Band, and soprano cornet National Brass Band of New Zealand, 2003 – 2014. He is also our tutor for advanced players.

Musical Director Academy Trevor Clark
Trevor plays baritone in North Shore Brass, and has a well-earned reputation as a soloist and band trainer in Australia. Since moving to New Zealand in 2008, he has continued to support the development of future generations of musicians, as well as provide leadership for players who, like him, love their bands.

Academy Band Manager                   Dave Bennett   0274 480 454

Getting Started/Understudies        Kathy                 021 689 005

For more information on the North Shore Brass Academy
please contact the Academy Band Manager, Dave Bennett

ph: 0274 480 454

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