In August, Wellington Symphonic Bands - Wellington City
Concert Band and the Capital City Wind Band - will be performing in
the NZ Concert Band Festival in Epsom, Auckland, competing against
other bands from around NZ and taking part in
This BOOSTED Campaign is to raise money to help members of the
band who are unable to afford the cost of taking part in the
Festival. This includes airfares to Auckland, transport to/from
airport to Epsom, the transportation of instruments, and
accommodation in Auckland.
The festival is an important part of our annual programme as it
offers a great opportunity for members to improve their
musicianship whilst promoting better cohesion throughout the
Your generous support of this BOOSTED campaign is hugely
appreciated as it helps us to enrich people's lives through the
magic of music.
About the Wellington Symphonic Bands Inc (WSBi).
The Wellington Symphonic Bands Incorporated (formerly WCCB) was
established in 2010 and currently consists of two community bands.
It is the only community wind ensemble of its size in the greater
Wellington district, involving amateur players from the city, the
Hutt Valley and the wider area.
The bands are:
• Wellington City Concert Band (WCCB), with
Musical Director Dr Keith Moss, consists of experienced players of
roughly Grade 7 and higher.
• Capital City Wind Band (CCWB), with
Musical Director Mike Ashton consists of players generally grade
3-6 who are starting out on, or returning to, their instrument and
those who enjoy lighter repertoire.
Our bands play a range of music including classical
transcriptions, marches, jazz, swing, and modern symphonic band and
The bands now have a strong core of around 90 players all up
with new members being attracted in good numbers, many are young
adults with numerous secondary school students joining. Currently
Capital City Wind Band is around 35 strong with ages ranging from
10 to 70+ years of age. WSBi raises funds to assist disadvantaged
young people to meet their annual subscriptions as the involvement
and development of young people and the active inclusion of people
with disabilities are important elements of the band's culture.
For the first time in 2017, both bands performed at the National
Concert Band Festival in Whangarei. In
2018, in conjunction with NZ Concert Band Association we
hosted and performed at the Festival at Victoria University in
participate regularly at many other annual regional musical events
such as CubaDupa, WeBO in addition to multiple community
concerts each year.
We are actively engaged with other bands and orchestras in the
Wellington region. In recent years we have performed with the Hutt
Valley Orchestra, Wellington Male Voice Choir and in June 2019
Capital City Wind Band performed with the Hutt Valley Community
Choir in "The Sound of