Our programme is directed by our highly accomplished principal euphonium, Byron ‘Buzz’ Newton. The band is an inclusive ensemble for new brass and percussion players with any level of experience, from beginners up.
We have developed a structured musical pathway of both performance and music theory to encourage and the develop enthusiasm of new musicians - youth and adult.
We can help with providing an instrument along with personal tuition.
Wellington Brass education programmes work to engage and inspire at the earliest introduction to music.
In conjunction with personal tuition, available from many of our bands musicians. Once students have a good understanding of the basics they are encouraged to join our Youth Band. The band is made up not only of Buzzing Brass students but any other brass learners and percussionists that are looking for an ensemble to play in. It is designed to further enhance skills learnt in lessons, putting them into practice in an large ensemble setting. Importance is placed on: tuning, rhythm, counting, sound production, social skills, and team building.
The band meets once a week during school term at the Wellington Brass Band Rooms in Ngaio and performs once per term.
Once students have a good understanding some of the basics they are encouraged to join our Bee-ginners Band. The band is made up not only of Buzzing Brass students but any other brass learners and percussionists that are looking for an ensemble to play in. It is designed as a stepping stone into our youth band and expose them to a band/team environment.
Wellington Brass, has an open door to attend our rehearsals. We encourage students of our education programmes to stay and listen to the Wellington Brass following their own Weekly practices. We have opportunities where Buzzing Brass ensembles can perform with the New Zealand’s champion brass band.
Wellington Brass rehearse from 6.30pm most Sundays at the Ngaio Rehearsal Space