As you no doubt assumed, Brassbanned is delivering on the promise of further information and intrigue around the upcoming NZ Nationals Live Stream (which you will be able to watch right here, live in HD, on brassbanned.com).
After much googling of the internets (and helpful advice from the fantastic organising committee), I am able to announce all the bands competing at the contest. Brassbanned will be live streaming all events from the Civic Theatre. All bands across all grades will be performing in the Civic Theatre… so, this means that Brassbanned will be live broadcasting each and every band’s performance from the 2014 NZ Championships! We will also be doing our best to live stream the Parade of Bands. The Parade being broadcast will depend on the available internet connections, so we won’t know until the day before. I will keep you posted on this, though!
I’m also working on lining up a few interviews with key people. If there’s anyone in particular that you would like to hear from, please leave a comment with suggestions! I’m up for anything that doesn’t involve phone tapping…
So, for your reading pleasure here is a list of all the D Grade Bands competing at this year’s contest. From what I can see, there is a set ‘Sacred Item’, and no mention of a set test-piece. Loyal Viewers, I’m sure you’re all much smarter than me and know more about this than I do. Am I right in assuming that D Grade Bands need only prepare 1 set work (Sacred Item) and 2 own choice works? Let me know!
NZ Nationals Live Stream
D Grade Bands
Sacred Item: Amazing Grace arranged by William Himes
New Brighton Silver Band Band Musical Director – Craig Williamson Drum Major – Jim Hill
Rangiora Brass Band Musical Director – Keeneth Love
Roxburgh Pioneer Generation Brass Band Musical Director – Allan Brown
Sumner Silver Band Band Musical Director – Shane Foster Drum Major – Peter McCallum
Nelson City Brass Academy
Band Musical Director – Mick Dowrick