Taranaki youth in national band

19:13, Dec 03 2012

Thirty-four young musicians have been selected for the 2013 National Youth Band and New Plymouth youngster Dominic Jacquemard is one of them.

The band will assemble on January 25 to receive tuition from some of the best brass educators available.

The tutors have all represented New Zealand as members of the world-renowned National Band of New Zealand.

The band will give concerts in Roxburgh, Invercargill and Dunedin.

The guest soloist in Byron Newton.

He has recently returned from the United Kingdom, where he undertook his masters degree under the tutelage of Dr Robert Childs.

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The band will play music that is often only seen in the libraries of the country's very best bands.

The music comes from all musical genres but the featured major work is Saxon by New Zealand composer John Psathas.

Arrangements are also under way for Childs to spend a couple of days with the band members.

Childs has recently been appointed the musical director of the National Band of New Zealand.

Taranaki Daily News