A Century of Brass


Bruce Mason Centre

7:30 PM

Join us in the celebration of our Centennial year with our special guest - Kiwi music icon and friend of the band Don McGlashan.

North Shore Brass presents

A Century of Brass


TCB 1935 with names
Takapuna Citizens Band – 1935

North Shore Brass has been a part of the fabric of music, entertainment, and education of the North Shore for 100 years. To commemorate this significant milestone, we invite you to an evening of an unforgettable experiences, combining performances by our own incredibly talented band members immersing yourself in a diverse repertoire spanning classical masterpieces, contemporary compositions, and timeless favourites.

Currently ranked second in New Zealand, North Shore Brass will dazzle you with their artistry and power under maestro Harmen Vanhoorne with several soloists sprinkled throughout the evening. Meanwhile our Academy Bands all combine to show case how they also entertain and support one of NZ’s largest and most successful brass band programmes.

cornetsNorth Shore Brass at 2023 Nationals

lower brassNorth Shore Brass at 2023 Nationals

NSB AcademyNSB Academy performing at the Songs for our Mothers 2023 concert

Our special guest is Kiwi music icon and friend of the band Don McGlashan. Best known for his APRA Scroll award winning song “Anchor Me” and “Bathe In The River” he is also lauded as the frontman for the internationally acclaimed Mutton Birds. He often performs on stage with a Tenor Horn or Euphonium having started playing in the East Coast Bays Brass Band with his father.

Don McGlashan will be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame I Te Whare Taonga Puoro O Aotearoa in October and the band is delighted to be sharing the stage with such an acclaimed artist.

Don with Tenor Horn

Don with glasses

Venue Details

Bruce Mason Centre
The Promenade
Takapuna 0622
03 039 3806716