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Warm-up performance: Five of the 40 members in the Concord
Symphonic Band from Lindisfarne College. Connor Pearson, left, and
Joseph Batey, Louis Williams, Jacob Gasser and Stuart Thomson
practise for the upcoming Hawke's Bay Festival of Bands.
Twelve brass, symphonic, com-
munity and school bands will
compete in the Hawke's Bay
Festival of Bands this weekend.
Hosted by the Concord Sym-
phonic Bands, made up of
musicians from Lindisfarne Col-
lege and Hastings Girls' High
School, the festival will feature
bands from Gisborne to Welling-
They include the Bay Cities'
Symphonic, Lindisfarne College
Training Band, Napier Techni-
cal Memorial, St John's College,
Havelock North High and Have-
lock North Intermediate School
bands, Deco Bay Brass, Wai-
rarapa Youth, 7th Battalion
Band and Gisborne Youth Con-
The bands will compete for
gold, silver and bronze awards,
with awards also given out for
best soloist and most entertain-
ing performance, among others.
Lindisfarne College music
director John Snowling said
each band would present a
30-minute programme, to be
adjudicated by Alison Thigpen,
from the University of Notre
Dame, in the United States.
The festival performances
are entertainment-based and as
such many bands will feature
not only their standard reper-
toire but a brass, woodwind or
vocal soloist with band
accompaniment,'' he said.
Hawke's Bay Festival of Bands,
from 9.30am, August 4, Lowe
Family Performing Arts Centre,
Lindisfarne College, Pakowhai Rd,
Opera, La Traviata, 7pm, Hawke's Bay Opera
House, Hastings St, Hastings, tickets, $55, from
Ticketek, also Saturday.
Theatrefest, Easy As Pie, Seven Deadly Sins, and
One for the Road, 7pm, The Little Theatre, McGrath
St, Napier, $15.
Theatrefest, Cecily and Leaving Tommy, 7pm, The
Little Theatre, McGrath St, Napier, $15.
Market, Havelock Handmade Market, 9am to 1pm,
Village Court, Te Mata Rd, opposite St Luke's
Church, Havelock North.
Exhibtion, Keirunga Quilters, 10am to 4pm,
Havelock North Function Centre, Te Mata Rd,
Havelock North, gold coin entry, until August 11.
Hoedown, Up the Mountain festival, 7.30pm,
Pukeora Estate Winery, Waipukurau, contact 06
Festival, Hawke's Bay Festival of Bands, from
9.30am, Lowe Family Performing Arts Centre,
Lindisfarne College, Pakowhai Rd, Hastings, $5.
Dance, Universal Peace, 4.30pm, Yoga Room, 45A
Hastings Street, Napier, $5, see: dupanz.org.
Market, Antiques, crafts and collectibles, 10am to
2pm, Bay View Hotel, Petane Rd, Bay View.
Concert, House Warming, Ben Throp, 7.30pm,
Hawke's Bay Opera House, Hastings St South,
Hastings, tickets, $55, from 0800Ticketek
Loving the energy
Vibrancy: The Hawke's Bay Opera
House has a new website that reflects
its energy, says chief executive
After 100 days in the job, Hawke's
Bay Opera House chief executive
Christine Spring is loving the pos-
The most public face of change is a
new website, which reflects a venue
full of energy, vibrancy, culture and
community'', launched last week.
On Friday Ms Spring said most of
her first three months had been
about laying foundations''.
The digital strategy had been
signed off, including the website and
a new booking system, and now the
focus would shift to ensuring they
were bringing in vibrant, energetic
acts, concerts people really want to
While her days were mostly spent
head down'' in the office, her even-
ings were devoted to being in the
theatre meeting people and taking
I particularly love the community
work we have done over the past
three months with Big Sing, St Jose-
ph's Maori Girls' College, Frimley
School; [then there's the] Kids Sing
coming up in August,'' Ms Spring
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