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Eastern Stars Concert Band N.Z. (Eastern Stars Band Inc) welcomes
beginners to advanced.  Young and old.  
 Auckland New Zealand
Eastern Stars Concert Band legal name was Pakuranga Band Inc. but is now (from 2018) Eastern Stars Band Inc. Pakuranga Board was formed as an incorprated Society in 1996 by a group of parents who wanted a local band in the Pakuranga and Howick area. 

Eastern Stars Concert Band Turn Gold.
by Raymond Huo on November 19th, 2009


GOLD 2009
After taking out the much coveted Gold Award at the National Concert Band Festival in Rotorua recently, I was delighted to see the Eastern Stars Concert Band in action on Saturday night (November 14, 2009).
 
The Band is made up of students from primary and intermediate schools in the Howick and Pakuranga area and contains a diverse mix of Asian, European, Pacific and Maori members who reflect the make-up of the Botany area.
 
I was impressed to see an eclectic range of performances from the band. Folk, country and jazz performances were interspersed with traditional Tongan and Chinese items which displayed the versatility of the talented young performers.
 
After seeing and hearing the band perform live, it’s no shock to me that the group took out the Gold award at the National Concert Band Festival as well as two other awards.
 
Also significant for me is that I put forward my very first notice of motion since becoming an MP to officially congratulate the band in Parliament.
 
I wish the Eastern Stars Concert Band the best of luck for a very bright future and hope to hear a lot more of them in the years ahead.



GOLD 2018
Eastern Stars Concert Band, conducted by Joshua Kirk ('Josh') received a 'Gold Award' today (20/05/2018) at the Matamata Brass Festival of Music (2018). The band also received the 'Brian and Sandra Hunter Award' for 'Musical Excellence'. Anga Uasike played Euphonium for us and received the trophy cup for 'Best Senior Soloist' as part of Eastern Stars Band's performance of 'Carnival of Venice' and 'Benediction'. We heard some of the best community bands in the upper and central North Island. Players from the various bands were friendly and encouraged each other. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we look forward to taking part next year. 

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Eastern Stars Concert Band (Cadets/Youth) rehearse on Tuesday evenings. Eastern Stars Concert Band rehearse on Wednesday evenings (7.00 pm) at Pakuranga Intermediate hall during term time.  We perform at least four concerts per year, including Anzac /Autumn, Winter, Spring & Christmas. We also play various Christmas parades (Papatoetoe, Ellerslie, Panmure, Howick Midnight Madness), as well as attending music festivals/competitions (Matamata and/or Nationals). We play at various school galas (Wakaaranga, Elm Park) etc.  We frequently fundraise for disaster victims and involve the community as much as possible by doing playouts at local resthomes. We are based in Pakuranga, Auckland, N. Z. 
   Eastern Stars Concert Band is a family friendly band. We welcome visitors to our rehearsals.