During concerts the brass section are tucked away behind the woodwinds, but come pageant time and they are front and center, with the strong tones of the trombones and trumpets letting the crowds know Nuri are approaching!
If you happen to play a brass instrument, or used to play one and would like to pick up a trumpet, baritone horn, euphonium, trombone or tuba again, come along on a Tuesday evening for a honk. If you’re a bit rusty, our friendly members will help you get back into it again.
Any French Horn players are especially welcome to come along as those seats are feeling a bit forlorn. French Horns have a special tone all of their own and add to overall colour of a concert band.
Volunteers were busy on Friday afternoon, helping our new members find their place to sit (or stand) at the hall! Thanks to the support of the Peter Lehmann Arts & Education Trust (PLAET) & Foundation Barossa, the NTB has successfully brought a new attraction to Nuriootpa for locals and tourists. This, in line with the announcement that Nuriootpa is a finalist in the 2021 TICSA Top Tourism Town, is a great excuse to come and visit!
We’re told the new members are friendly and don’t mind having a photo with you – just be sure if uploading to social media to tag our Facebook page & use the #NuriootpaTownBand so we can see all your wonderful photos!
When it comes to the instrumentation of a concert band, most people will think of flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, tubas and drumkit. Indeed, this is the standard set of instruments for a concert band, especially at school level, but as students become aware of the variety of instruments they may choose to diversify, or, if as an adult you play in a band lacking a certain instrument you may be prevailed upon to learn a new instrument.Learn more about the rare, but highly valued instruments that can be part of the concert band structure.If you play one of these instruments we would love for you to come along and play with us.