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Cambridge Auxiliary Brass Band is in the NZ Herald.

A Special Auxiliary Band Practice.

St Patrick's Day in Putaruru.

March Trash and Treasure.

Putaruru Water Festival.

Cambridge Quintet at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

February Trash and Treasure.

St Andrews Church Craft Fair.

Cambridge Brass Auxiliary Band is in the NZ Herald

The auxiliary band is in the NZ Herald's LocalFocus.

Cambridge Brass Auxiliary Band Practice Visited by the Press

The auxiliary band's Monday practice had a special visitor from the press. Hunter Calder from the NZ Herald is preparing an article on Chris' tomato growing and fund raising activities with a bit about who the money is going to be spent on.



St Patrick's Day at the Putaruru Memorial Services Club

The Cambridge Oompah Band played at the Putaruru Memorial Services Club.

St Patricks Day.

Stephan - the only German in the room and a very welcome one.

St Patricks Day.

Nice hat.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

Reading the instructions.
St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

Heavy metal.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day.

Trash and Treasure March 2018

The Cambridge Ensemble was joined by two of younger band members at the monthly Trash and Treasure Meet on a beautiful autumn day.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Cambridge Trash and Treasure 11 March 2018.

Putaruru Water Festival 2018

Cambridge Brass Band played at the festival for about an hour on a bright summers day.

Louise Upston, the local electorate MP and Member of Parliament for Taupo, stopped by and chatted at the Band's stall.

Putaruru Water Festival 2018.

Putaruru Water Festival 2018.

The guy in the chair has an easy job.

The guy in the chair has an easy job.



Not the safest seat in the park.

Not the safest seat in the park.

Going...

Going...

Gone.

Gone.

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

The Quintet had a long day on the final day of the annual Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival. It started with being the first group to play in the Rogers Rose Garden at the Mansfield Garden Picnic. The Mansfield Garden Picnic is an event to raise funds for the expansion of the themed gardens. People are encouraged to dress in the style of the inter war years and picnic while listenning to good music from the period.

At 1pm the "Rusty Player Orchestra" took to the main stage on the Rhododendron Lawn. This is a scratch orchestra for people returning to playing and anyone wanting to play in a stress free environment. Waikato brass band players are well represented and the range of instruments played a challenge for the music librarian who has the task of making the music available at least four weeks prior to the event. The first half is a rehearsal session for the rest of the session where the music is played as a mini concert.

While the Trust Waikato Orchestra did their sound check and final programme run-through the members of the Quintet not in the Sunset Symphony raced off to Cambridge to play in the St John adults awards. They returned to play for half an hour to the gathering crowd for the Sunset Symphony. The night ended with the Sunset Symphony and fireworks.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Mansfield Garden Picnic.

The Quintet playing in the Rogers Rose Garden at the Mansfield Garden Picnic.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Mansfield Garden Picnic.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Rusty Players on Stage.

In the early afternoon a number of brass band musicians played in the Rusty Player Orchestral on the main stage.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Rusty Players on Stage.

Brass musicians from the Waipa District brass bands were well represented.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Rusty Players on Stage.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Rusty Players on Stage.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival playing before the 2018 Sunset Symphony.

Having played at the Cambridge St John adult awards the Quintet returned to play to the gathering crowd.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival playing before the 2018 Sunset Symphony.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival playing before the 2018 Sunset Symphony.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival playing before the 2018 Sunset Symphony.

Chris was enjoying the day.
Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony from behind the trombones.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony.

The musical director waiting to go back on stage.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony.

It is not called the Sunset Symphony for nothing.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony.

Children dancing infront of the stage. A lot more of the audience got to their feet for the "Waltz of the Flowers" and other pieces.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony.

The musicians come from all over the Waikato, the Bay of Plenty and Auckland with the youngest being thirteen and the eldest in their eighties.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony.

The night ended with spectacular fireworks - unless you were part of the pack down crew who had a good hours work left.
Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony.

February Trash and Treasure

The band occupied its customery position outside the Cambridge BNZ for the monthly Trash and Treasure meet. On the other side of the pavement the Quintet played to the shoppers for about an hour.

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the February Trash and Treasure Meet

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the February Trash and Treasure Meet

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the February Trash and Treasure Meet

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the February Trash and Treasure Meet

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the February Trash and Treasure Meet

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the February Trash and Treasure Meet

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the February Trash and Treasure Meet

Cambridge Brass Quintet at the February Trash and Treasure Meet

St Andrews Anglican Church Craft Fair Anniversary Monday 2018

Many thanks to the Ede family and Chris for manning the drinks and produce stand at the craft fair this morning.

A perfect summers morning.

There were stalls everywhere.

The real workers for the band.