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Band plans rousing reception for Shore mothers

Flagstaff Team

Huff and puff… Members of North Shore Brass are readying for their annual event leading into Mother’s Day

Get dressed up and come over all brassy, for an eclectic evening of entertainment this Saturday 8 May.

Music For Our Mothers is an annual concert hosted by North Shore Brass to celebrate North Shore mothers.

The evening affair at the Spencer on Byron Hotel in Takapuna will include cabaret-style seating in the ballroom, snacks, drinks, and live performances from their A- grade award-winning band, conducted by Harmen Vanhoorne, with featured soloists, and from the North Shore Brass Academy Band, led by by Andrew Leech.

“Our audiences adore the cabaret style,” says North Shore Brass president Owen Melhuish. “They love listening to great music in the relaxed atmosphere of the ballroom.”

The band dates back to 1921. The academy began in 2013 with a handful of members, and has since expanded to over 40 musicians who regularly play in community concerts and competitions including this annual tribute. Brass and percussion players practise in a bandroom on Taharoto Rd.

On Sunday 25 April the band also led the Anzac Day parade up Lake Rd to The Strand war memorial in Takapuna. They delighted at Castor Bay’s annual picnic last month.

• Music for Our Mothers runs from 7pm to 9pm, with tickets, including for tables, available on Eventfinda.

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