Napier Tech Band ready for Christmas
The Napier Tech Band is getting ready for their Christmas concert.
Put a mark on the calendar for Sunday, December 12 and join the seasonal festivities at the Napier Tech Band Christmas Concert at All Saints Church, Puketapu Rd, Taradale.
Tickets cost $ 10 at the door.
The concert begins at 2 pm with non-festive arrangements “so as not to be overloaded with Christmas spirit, so to speak, like California Dreamin ‘,” says junior conductor Teresa Cuthbert.
“Then to make you look forward to Art Deco, I Left my Heart in San Francisco and It Don’t Mean a Thing, the latter featuring one of the group’s rising stars, Cameron Boyle, and later in the program, Variations at the Scarborough Fair.
“Then we enter into the Christmas cheer with fabulous arrangements of well-known tunes.”
Teresa says the “star piece” is a spectacular rendition of Twelve Days of Christmas interspersed with hilarious readings in the style of Penelope Keith.
“Audiences will stomp on Courage and Honor played by the Junior Band and will be amazed by two new instruments, the Metal Bin and the Plastic Bin, in the performance of the Junior Band of Trash Cancerto.
The Napier Technical Memorial Band is led by internationally renowned conductor and trumpeter Christopher Wilson, “whose job it is to ensure that the group and the audience have a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon.”
Teresa says the audience is encouraged to come dressed in their Christmas finery and be ready to sing along with some well-known Christmas carols.
“We are always delighted to welcome new players to the Tech Band and the Junior Band. If you would like to join us, email [email protected] or visit our website www.napiertechband.org/ to learn more. “