Cham­pion cor­net for brass blast

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT'S ON - RICHARD MAYS

Cham­pion Kiwi cor­net player Kyle Law­son will be join­ing Palmer­ston North Brass in con­cert on Satur­day.

Win­ner of the the in­au­gu­ral New Zealand Young Brass Mu­si­cian of the Year award in 2014, Law­son has re­cently re­turned from the UK where he has been play­ing with the world­fa­mous Brighouse and Ras­trick Band. He is the spe­cial guest for an evening of Fa­mous Melodies and Marches at St An­drew’s in the City.

From well-known stan­dards to tunes that sim­ply de­mand to be played, the band’s John McCartin said the con­cert will be ‘‘mu­sic through the ages, for all ages’’

‘‘The con­cert is part of a mu­si­cal jour­ney to­wards play­ing with the New Zealand Army Band in De­cem­ber’’ John McCartin

con­ducted by David Maas, and will in­clude fresh ar­range­ments of favourites such as Amaz­ing Grace and Danny Boy along with other mem­o­rable melodies.

McCartin said the city’s na­tion­ally ranked B-grade band is on the ‘‘up and up’’ hav­ing achieved ex­cel­lent re­sults at the re­cent na­tional com­pe­ti­tions in Napier.

‘‘The con­cert is part of a mu­si­cal jour­ney to­wards play­ing with the New Zealand Army Band at a big ex­cit­ing con­cert pro­posed for The Square in De­cem­ber.’’

En­try to the 7.30pm con­cert is $10 se­niors, $15 adults with chil­dren free.

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