Rob Hocking our Principal Cornet and Assistant Musical Director is on the cover of the June 2018 BBANZ Magazine playing the last post at the 2018 Dawn ANZAC Parade. Also on the front page is a photograph of the Auxiliary Band taking a bow at the ANZAC Tribute Concert. Further back on page eight is a short article on the connection the Band has to ANZAC Day and Le Quesnoy.
At the 2018 Annual General Meeting seventy years of playing for the band by John Hardgreaves was celebrated. The band presented John with a framed copy of a photograph of the band taken in 1949 with him sat between the Band Conductor and the Mayor.
John Hardgreaves receiving a framed photograph of the band in 1949.
Rob, John and Jean with the cake.
All three musical groups played in the annual ANZAC Eve concert in the Cambridge Town Hall.
The Cambridge Auxiliary Brass were first on stage.
The Auxiliary Band take a bow.
The Quintet take the stage.
One of the junior cornet players in the Senior Band playing a solo part.
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.
The Cambridge Oompah Band played at the Putaruru Memorial Services Club.
Stephan - the only German in the room and a very welcome one.
The Cambridge Ensemble was joined by two of younger band members at the monthly Trash and Treasure Meet on a beautiful autumn day.
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.
The guy in the chair has an easy job.
Not the safest seat in the park.
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.
The Quintet playing in the Rogers Rose Garden at the Mansfield Garden Picnic.
In the early afternoon a number of brass band musicians played in the Rusty Player Orchestral on the main stage.
Brass musicians from the Waipa District brass bands were well represented.
Having played at the Cambridge St John adult awards the Quintet returned to play to the gathering crowd.
Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018 Sunset Symphony from behind the trombones.
The musical director waiting to go back on stage.
It is not called the Sunset Symphony for nothing.
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.
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.
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.
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.