North Shore Brass Collaborate with Award-Winning Musician Don McGlashan to Celebrate 100 Years of Music and Community
Published: Thursday 7 September, 2023
North Shore Brass has been a part of the fabric of music, entertainment, and education of the North Shore for 100 years. To commemorate this significant milestone, an evening of unforgettable experiences, combining performances from incredibly talented band members, a diverse repertoire spanning classical masterpieces, contemporary compositions, and timeless favourites, is to occur on Saturday, 21 October.
“Currently ranked second in New Zealand, North Shore Brass will perform under maestro Harmen Vanhoorne with several soloists sprinkled throughout the evening. Meanwhile, our Academy Bands all combine to showcase how they also entertain and support one of NZ’s largest and most successful brass band training programmes”, says Band President Owen Melhuish.
Joining North Shore Brass is special guest Kiwi music icon and friend of the band, Don McGlashan. Best known for his APRA Scroll award-winning song “Anchor Me”, 90’s Auckland anthem “Dominion Road”, and his Holly Smith collaboration “Bathe In The River”, he is also lauded as the frontman for the internationally acclaimed Mutton Birds. He often performs on stage with a Tenor Horn or Euphonium, having started playing in the East Coast Bays Brass Band with his father. Don also played French horn and percussion in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, or the Auckland Symphonia as it was known then.
In October, Don McGlashan will be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame I Te Whare Taonga Puoro O Aotearoa. The band is delighted to share the stage with such an acclaimed artist.
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