Wellington Symphonic Bands


"Beautiful tone, sensitive phrasing, and expressive musicality" - Dr Rich Roberts

CCWB Music 2017 - present

2019

Current music

  • Africa – Toto arr Jerry Davis (Alfred Music)
  • The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book) - Terry Gilkyson arr Paul Murtha
  • A Childhood Hymn - David R Holsinger
  • Salute to Ol' Blue Eyes - arr John Moss

Other

  • Abba Medley - arr Ed Wilson (Wilson Publishing)
  • God save the Queen/God defend New Zealand
  • Movie Favourites  - Various (Hal Leonard)
  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Edward Elgar arr Alfred Reed (Mills Music Inc)

NZCBA Festival (Auckland) and WEBO (Wellington) - Programme August 2019 - Conductor Mike Ashton

SILVER MEDAL @ NZCBA festival, GOLD @ WEBO

  • Alpine Overture – Bruce Preuninger (Alfred Music)
  • Pavane – Maurice Ravel arr Robert W. Smith (Alfred Music)
  • To realms of endless day – Johnnie Vinson (Hal Leonard)
  • Cumberland Cross – Carl Strommen (Alfred Publishing)
  • The Great Locomotive Chase – Robert W. Smith (Alfred Music)

"The Sound of Musicals" combined concert with HVCC - 23 June 2019, Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

CCWB MD Mike Ashton, Hutt Valley Community Choir MD Susie Hardie

  • Richard Rodgers in Concert arr Paul Murtha and Mac Huff
  • Irving Berlin America - Irving Berlin (arr Paul Murtha and Roger Emerson)
  • When you believe - Stephen Schwartz (arr John Moss and Audrey Snyder)
  • Do you hear the people sing? - Schonberg/Boublil/Natal/Kretzmer arr Ed Lojeksi/Ashton
  • Anthem from Chess – Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice arr Sean O’Loughin 
  • Music from Wicked – Stephan Schwartz arr Michael Sweeney

"Favourites" Concert 6 April 2019, St James Church Lower Hutt - Conductor Mike Ashton

  • Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone arr Robert Longfield (Hal Leonard)
  • Sine Nomine – Ralph Vaughn Williams arr Alfred Reed (Schmitt Music Centers)
  • The Great Locomotive Chase – Robert W. Smith (Alfred Music)
  • Themes from The Planets - Gustav Holst arr Douglas E. Wagner (Belwin-Mills Publishing)

2018

  • Anthem from Chess – Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice arr Sean O’Loughin (3 Knights Ltd)
  • Arsenal (Concert March) – Jan Van der Roost (De Haske Publications)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (with WCCB) – Elton John/Tim Rice arr Jay Bocook (Wonderland Music Co.)
  • Christmas Concerto arr Robert W. Smith (Belwin Mills)
  • Cowboy Christmas – Jeff Simmons (Arrangers Publishing Company)
  • Embraceable you – George & Ira Gershwin (Warren Barker music)
  • Fairytale of New York arr Sean O’Loughlin (Hal Leonard)
  • Fanfare and flourishes  - James Curnow (Curnow Music Press)
  • Highlights from Harry Potter – John Williams arr Michael Story (Warner-Barham Music)
  • Music from Wicked – Stephan Schwartz arr Michael Sweeney (Greydog Music)
  • Somewhere (from West Side Story) (with WCCB) – Leonard Bernstein arr Jay Bocook (Amberson Holding)
  • Theme from ET - John Williams arr Michael Sweeney (Music Corporation of America)

NZCBA Festival (Wellington) - Programme 2018 - Conductor Mike Ashton

SILVER MEDAL

  • Appalachian Festival (based on American traditional Airs) by Philip Gordon (Alfred Publishing)
  • Fanfare for the Third Planet – Richard L. Saucedo (Musicworks)
  • Flutopia (Fantasia for Flutes) – David Schaffer (FJH Music Company)
  • Highlander Lullaby – David A. Myers (Grand Mesa Music)
  • Three Ayres from Gloucester – Hugh M. Stuart (Musicworks)

2017

  • A Short Suite For Band – arr Frank Erickson (Belwin Mills)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddy Mercury arr John Berry (Hal Leonard)
  • Christmas Concerto arr Robert W. Smith (Belwin Mills)
  • Everything is Awesome – arr Ralph Ford (Warner Olive Music)
  • First Suite in Eb - Gustav Holst arr Michael Sweeney (Musicworks)
  • Hallelujah (with WCCB) – Leonard Cohen arr Michael Brown (Sony Music Publishing)
  • Lady Gaga Fugue – Stefani Germanotta/Nadir Khayat adapted by Johnnie Vinson (Sony/ATV Music Pub)
  • Master of Soundtracks – arr Luke Bross
  • The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey – Howard Shore arr Michael Story (New Line Tunes)
  • The Pacific (Main Title) – Hans Zimmer and Blake Neely arr Ted Ricketts (Hal Leonard)
  • Uptown Funk (with WWCB) – Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars arr Jay Bocook (Hal Leonard)
  • Welcome to Aotearoa (original piece by Andrew Stopps played with Narashino Band from Japan)

NZCBA Festival (Whangarei) - Programme 2017 - Conductor Mike Ashton

BRONZE MEDAL

  • All Through The Night – arr Sammy Nestico (Kendor Music)
  • Back to the Future - Alan Silvestri arr Michael Sweeney (Hal Leonard)
  • Highlights from Moana – arr Johnnie Vinson (Walt Disney Music Co)
  • Russian Sailors’ Dance – From “The Red Poppy” by Reinhold Gliere arr Erik W G Leidzen
  • Silverado – Bruce Broughton arr Connor McConnell
  • Somewhere Out There – James Horner/Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil arr Michael Sweeney (Hal Leonard)
  • The Theme from the Muppet Show - Jim Henson/Sam Pottle arr Jerry Novak (Hal Leonard)