ABOUT

Te Awamutu Brass has been active since 1910. We are one of New Zealand's leading C grade bands and actively compete on a Regional and National level each year. We have a wide variety of player ages and abilities and welcome anyone wishing to learn or get back into brass banding.

We run our learner groups on Monday & Wednesday nights from 6pm

Senior contesting Band Thursdays 7-9pm

TEAM
Susan Jenkins

BAND PRESIDENT

 

 

Susan joined the band recently after spending most of her career playing Clarinet in the Defence Force. She plays on our Solo Cornet bench and recently took on the role of President offering a fresh viewpoint and really starting to bring the admin team together.

Sarah Carroll

SENIOR BAND MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Sarah first learnt to play brass at the age of 5 with the band, she's since gone on to learn an array of other musical instruments. She works as a local music teacher and has played for the Salvation Army National Youth Band for the last 13 years. Sarah was appointed conductor in April 2017 and has already led the band to an outstanding victory at our regional competitions.

Stephen Derbyshire

TADA Tutor (TA Brass Development Academy)

Derb has been a long time member of the Te Awamutu Brass family happily helping out where needed. He's played Eupho, Trom & more recently Tuba. Teaching players is one of his passions and he's happily jumped on board to run our advanced learner group to help them transition and be ready for our Senior band.

Jean Fisher

LEARNER BAND TUTOR

 

 

Jean plays Baritone in our Senior band but also currently facilitates our learner program. She does an outstanding job of teaching beginners and extending those who know some basics already. Each year she enters her students in the local music competitions, this last year being rather successful with placings and ensures they are prepared thoroughly for transition into our TA Brass Development Academy.

Our Current Playing Members

   THE CORNET SECTION

 

Soprano Cornet: Geoff Smith

Solo Cornet: 

Solo Cornet:

Solo Cornet:  Chris Burrell

Solo Cornet: Joyce Airey

Solo Cornet: Susan Jenkins

Rep Cornet: Ethan Omundsen 

Rep Cornet: Hannah Yarndley

2nd Cornet: Lynette Denton

2nd Cornet: Alex Mather

3rd Cornet: Sam Taylor

3rd Cornet: Gaynor Kripner

     THE HORN SECTION

Flugel: Stuart Lindsey

Solo Horn: Michelle Lowe

1st Horn: Michelle Robertson

2nd Horn: Denise Wilson

2nd Horn: Theresa Dyer

THE TROMBONE SECTION

1st Trom: Graeme Plenderleith

2nd Trom: Asarina Johnson

2nd Trom: Bronwyn Barrie

2nd Trom: Troy Jeffcoat

Bass Trom: Jeremy Trenwith

  THE PERCUSSION TEAM

Sheryll Davies

Damian Baker

DRUM MAJOR

Alan Patterson

THE EUPHO & BARI SECTION

Principal Eupho: Steve Wilson

Eupho: Jenny Yarndley

1st Baritone: Jean Fisher

2nd Baritone: Pauline Allen

        THE BASS SECTION

Eb Bass: John Pye

Eb Bass: Cara Denby

Eb Bass: Stephen Derbyshire

Eb Bass: Fraser Robertson

Bb Bass: Colin Robertson

Bb Bass: Daniel Starnes

Bb Bass: Jared Oliver

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