Band’s top brass celebrated at 2018 prize-giving

Bandstand: Musical director Chris Reynolds (left) is pictured with award-winning band members Dean Middleton (solo cornet), Saylahr Paaka (solo cornet) and Amicee Miller (tenor horn). Picture by Liam Clayton

Gisborne Civic Brass Band ended the year on a high note with a special concert for family and friends.

They entertained with a selection of Christmas carols and old favourites, followed by a prize-giving and supper.

Amicee Miller received the Cutts Family Scholarship for excellence in musical achievement and performance.

“A highlight was when our band competed at the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Regional contest in Hamilton in September, and Amicee performed a tap dance routine to Ain’t That A Kick In The Head, as well as playing tenor horn at the contest,” said band secretary Thea Botting.

Dean Middleton, who plays the cornet, received the Colin Nunns Cup for most dedicated player.

The Last Post Trophy went to Saylahr Paaka for playing the Last Post at an Anzac commemorative service for the first time.

The wooden bugle trophy he received was crafted and donated by David Miller.

The band will recommence weekly rehearsals early February on Thursday nights at 7pm at the Band Room, 200 Childers Road.

Gisborne Civic Brass Band ended the year on a high note with a special concert for family and friends.

They entertained with a selection of Christmas carols and old favourites, followed by a prize-giving and supper.

Amicee Miller received the Cutts Family Scholarship for excellence in musical achievement and performance.

“A highlight was when our band competed at the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Regional contest in Hamilton in September, and Amicee performed a tap dance routine to Ain’t That A Kick In The Head, as well as playing tenor horn at the contest,” said band secretary Thea Botting.

Dean Middleton, who plays the cornet, received the Colin Nunns Cup for most dedicated player.

The Last Post Trophy went to Saylahr Paaka for playing the Last Post at an Anzac commemorative service for the first time.

The wooden bugle trophy he received was crafted and donated by David Miller.

The band will recommence weekly rehearsals early February on Thursday nights at 7pm at the Band Room, 200 Childers Road.

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