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Christmas Box of Delights

Christmas Box of Delights

When:

  • Sun 9 Dec, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Where:

Christchurch Boys' High School, Straven Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $30.00
  • Adult + 1 Child (Under 18): $30.00
  • Senior Citizen/Student/Unwaged: $25.00
  • Child: $15.00
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Early Bird Tickets available online or at the door (Eftpos or Cash).

Christmas Box of Delights will feature The Woolston Brass Family in Concert; Woolston Junior Band, Woolston Concert Brass and Woolston Brass. Each band will showcase their musical talent and Christmas spirit. The final numbers will combine members from all three bands.

Woolston Junior Band with MD Sarah Hickman will perform the rock version of Anna Magdelena's Minuet, Jingle Bell Boogie and Song of the Volga Boatman featuring Principal Cornet Luca Cable.

Woolston Concert Brass with MD Nick Johnson will perform Carol of the Bells, Festive Frenzy and Hush a Bye Mountain featuring Principal Tenor Horn Hazel Wilson.

Woolston Brass with MD Tyme Marsters will perform Box of Delights, A Christmas Festival and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas featuring Principal Trombone Luke Christiansen.

You are sure to be impressed by the magical sounds of Woolston Brass and their Academy this Christmas time. A concert the whole family of any age will enjoy.

Discounted Early Bird tickets available online via Dash Tickets. All concert tickets are General Admission. A variety of CDs and merchandise will also be available to purchase.

Parking available on site near entrance to Auditorium (off Te Kura Street) and on Te Kura Street and Straven Road. Please do not park on the grass.

For more information about the concert please email promotions@woolstonbrass.org

About Woolston Brass
Since its formation in 1891 as The Woolston Band this now iconic performing arts organisation has maintained a playing strength of around forty musicians, with members drawn from all walks of life brought together by a creative talent for making music. The band has remained true to the ideal expressed in its Maori motto, Tohea kia kaha (Persevere, so there is Strength).

Woolston Brass' 127-year history records an abundance of championship success, overseas expeditions and colourful characters, whom many have been selected for current and past National and Youth Bands of New Zealand. Milestones include winning the Edinburgh Festival Contest; gaining fifth place in the 1975 British Open Championships; and achieving four-in-a-row at the national contest in 2012.

At the Blenheim National Brass Band Championships this year, Woolston Brass maintained the band's reputation with success in the solo and party events. In the band events, Woolston Brass won the Street March and also gained 2nd place in the A Grade Championship, and recently won the Canterbury Provincial Contest. Woolston Concert Brass gained 2nd place in the C Grade Championship and recently won the Canterbury Provincial Contest in the C Grade.

Woolston Brass takes great pride in its pioneering education programme. From its inception to the early 1990s as The Woolston Auxiliary Band to its rebirth in the 1990s as The Woolston Brass Academy, the programme has grown to include a learners' group, and two training bands; Woolston Junior Band and Woolston Concert Brass. Each of these groups caters for a specific level of ability and meets each Tuesday night of the school term.

For more information about the Woolston Brass Academy, please email - info@woolstonbrass.org

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