Success in New Plymouth!

Catch up with all the news from the National Championships, New Plymouth July 2013


Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass, under the baton of Musical Director Tyme Marsters, has just returned from a fantastic week away at the National Brass Band Championships in New Plymouth. With Solo and Ensemble/duet entries on Wednesday, Open Solos on Thursday, the Street March and Hymn/test selection on Friday, and Own Choice selection on Saturday the band had plenty of opportunity to shine - and shine they did, achieving top solo results and a very creditable 4th placing in the A Grade Championship. The band has been working hard since moving up into the A Grade section in 1999 and is very proud to rank amongst the best brass bands in New Zealand, representing the Christchurch community and its Sponsor Leopard Coachlines.

Solo/Ensemble results: -

Steven English 1st Open Soprano

Joe Thomas 1st Open Bass Trombone

Tony Garing 1st Open Other Instruments

Kevin McMorran 2nd Open Slow Melody

Steve Griffin 2nd Open Baritone

Bill Vail 2nd Open Tenor Horn

Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass Quartet 2nd in the Ensembles

Band performance results: -

Sacred Item: 2nd in the A Grade performing His Provision (Ivor Bosanko)

Street March: 3rd in the A Grade, Drum Major Peter McCallum, playing Appreciation

Test Selection: 4th in the A Grade, performing The Promised Land (Kenneth Downie)

Own Choice Selection: 5th in the A Grade, performing Music for Battle Creek (Philip Sparke)

Aggregate: 4th in the A Grade