Topic outline

  • Bands

    Senior Concert Band

    Students more proficient on their instruments will be invited to join the Concert Band, which holds an important place in the school, performing at school functions and in other public events. Comprising 50 – 60 students this is the cornerstone of our department.

    • Gold awards North Island Concert Band Festival
    • Gold awards –Feilding Festival of Bands
    • Silver awards – Hawkes Bay Festival of Bands
      - School Anzac Service
      - Community Service performances
      - School Concert
      - Prizegiving

    Rehearsals - Wednesday  and Friday, 8.30am – 9.15am

    Stage Band

    The PNBHS Stage Band has a growing reputation, and develops skills through more challenging Big Band based charts, under the directorship of Mr Neville Lauridsen the band regularly plays at community events, retirement villages, formal balls and conferences as well as performing at their own public concerts,

    The Band also tours to events in Australia and NZ and has  played  at the Old Boys’ Dinner Auckland, Tauranga Jazz Festival, NZSM Jazz Festival Wellington, Manly Jazz Festival, Darling  Harbour Sydney, Federation Square Melbourne, Monash University Jazz School Melbourne, James Morrison Jazz Academy Mt Gambier

    • Best Manawatu School Jazz Band for last 6 years
    • Best Big band at NZ School of Music Jazz Festival
    • Australian Tour Sydney/Melbourne 2013
    • Australian Tour Adelaide/Mt Gambier 2015
    • Stage Band Annual Concert
    • School Concert
    • Prizegiving

     Auditioned group – rehearses Thursday 8am -9.15am



    PNBHS Pipeband

    There has been a Pipe Band at PNBHS for thirty years.

    The recent resurgence in popularity has seen the current group perform well in Grade 4 competition. All new and experienced pipers and drummers welcome.

    • Community Service performances
    • School Concert
    • School Anzac Service
    • Prizegiving

    Practices – Wednesday 1.20pm -2.00pm

    • Year 10 and 11 Big Band