Wellington Symphonic Bands


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

WCCB Music 2017 - present

2020

Wind in the Dell - Wellington Botanic Garden - joint concert with Capital City Wind Band

22 March 2020- MD Mike Ashton

 

2019

Christmas Concert 2019 combined concert with HVCC - 27 December 2019, St James Church, Lower Hutt

WSB MDs Mike Ashton/Keith Moss, Hutt Valley Community Choir MD Susie Hardie

  • Selections from Polar Express - Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri (arr. Paul Murtha and Audrey Snyder)
  • Ye banks and braes of Bonnie Doone - Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • Traffic - Thomas Doss
  • Forest Sketches - David Woodcock
  • Homeward Bound - Martha Keen (arr. Jay Althouse & Brant Karrick)
  • Good Swing Wenceslas - arr. Sammy Nestico
  • Cowboy Christmas - arr. Jeff Simmons
  • White Christmas - Irving Berlin  (arr. Mac Huff & John Moss)
  • Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
  • Holiday Favourites - arranged by Roger Emerson & Paul Lavender

NZCBA Festival (Auckland) and WEBO (Wellington) - Programme August 2019 - Conductor Keith Moss

GOLD MEDAL @ NZCBA festival, PLATINUM @ WEBO

  • An American Elegy - Frank Ticheli
  • Fiesta! - Philip Spark
  • The Holberg Suite (Prelude/Sarabande) - Edvard Grieg arr Keith Moss
  • Kalahari Prayer - Keith Moss
  • Short Ride in a Fast Machine - John Adams arr Lawrence T. Odem

"Favourites" concert, 6 April 2019, St James Church, Lower Hutt - Conductor Ben Robertson

  • The Dam Buster March - Eric Coates arr W. J. Duthoit 
  • Libertango - Astor Piazzolla arr Marco Somadossi
  • Loch Lomond - Frank Ticheli
  • O Magnum Mysterium - Morton Lauridsen (transcribed by H. Robert Reynolds)
  • Rikudim (4 israeli folkdances for band) - Jan Van Der Roost
  • Variations on a Shaker Melody (from Appalachian Spring) - Aaron Copland
  • William Tell Overture - Giaocchino Antonio Rossini arr Eric W.G. Leidzen

2018

  • The Pacific - Blake Neely and Hans Zimmer. Arr. Rieks van der Velde
  • Star Wars Saga - John Williams. Arr. Johan de Meij
  • Summon the Heroes - John Williams. Arr. Paul Lavender
  • Overture to Candide (Bernstein/Grundman)
  • Florentiner March (Lake/Fennell)
  • Suite Française (Milhaud)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition (8&9) (Mussorgsky/Leidzen)
  • Highlights from Pocahontas (Menken/Moss)
  • Harry Potter Symphonic Suite (Williams/Smith) 

NZCBA Festival (Wellington) - Programme 2018 – Conductor Simon Brew

  • Festive Overture Opus 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich transcribed by Donald Hunsberger
  • Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aran Khatchaturian arr Georges Moreau
  • El Camino Real (A Latin Fantasy) by Alfred Reed

2017

  • Carnival Cocktails (Arban/Sykes/Newton) with Buzz Newton
  • Dignified Fanfare
  • Sine Nomine – Ralph Vaughn Williams arr Alfred Reed (Schmitt Music Centers)
  • Chanson Triste
  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Edward Elgar arr Alfred Reed (Mills Music Inc)
  • Hallelujah (with CCWB) – Leonard Cohen arr Michael Brown (Sony Music Publishing)
  • Sabre Dance (Khachaturian/Bullock)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Williams/Bocook)
  • Uptown Funk (with CCWB) – Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars arr Jay Bocook (Hal Leonard)

NZCBA Festival (Whangarei) - Programme 2017 - Conductor Simon Brew

  • River of Life - Steven Reineke
  • Symphony no.1 "The Lord of the Rings - Gandalf' by Johan de Meij
  • Shenandoah arr Alfred Reed
  • Viva Musica - Alfred Reed