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With a history dating back to 1993, the Bay Cities' Symphonic Band established itself as an independent organisation in 2005.  Our members range in age from high school music students to senior citizens and alongside high standards of musicality, we value a positive social culture - encouraging friendship, camaraderie and fun.  

Each year we give a variety of performances including public concerts, band festivals, local community events, joint concerts with other music groups both locally and within the wider North Island, and booked events such as the Orphans Club, HB Music Society and retirement villages.  

We also support the development of aspiring conductors and currently have four volunteer Co-Conductors directing the band - Laura Grady, James Bevin, Greg McEwen and Alana Frankum.

Our Band is one of the most successful provincial community bands in the North Island and has attained many Gold and Silver Awards at Festivals. These results reflect the hard work of both conductors and players, and the dedication that goes into home practice and weekly rehearsals.  

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley
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