The West City Concert Band is a West Auckland community wind band, consisting of volunteers who practice together weekly and perform at various events throughout Auckland. The band is made up of people of all ages, and has encouraged many people to renew their love of music and performing.

As schools are not always able to offer large scale band programs, West City has worked with the community to fill this gap and provide a concert band program for West Auckland youth. Our youth band comprises students from various West Auckland high schools and practices weekly during the school term.

The West City Jazz Orchestra is a semi-professional group of West City players who provide high quality jazz and big band music for events and festivals. Contact us for more information about rates and availability.


Join us for a free (koha appreciated) ‘behind the scenes’ experience of West City Concert Band, West City Youth Concert Band and the newly formed West City String Orchestra! Gain an appreciation for the musicians and music they perform.

Sun 31st July 2022, 7 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Rutherford College
Kotuku Street, Te Atatū Peninsula

This casual event will be enjoyable for all ages and includes music from composers:

  • Julie Giroux
  • Henry Fillmore
  • Brian Balmages
  • David Gillingham
  • Alfred Reed
  • Jean Sibelius
  • Charles Avison

Along the way we’ll discover some interesting facts and musical elements which make these pieces so special.

This concert is free, however a koha would be appreciated. Seating is limited, so don’t delay in reserving your tickets!

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West City String Orchestra

The West City String Orchestra is West City Band’s newest ensemble, started in 2022. The group is open to all ages, generally focusing on players with 2yrs+ / Grade 4+ playing experience.

We are thrilled to welcome Josh Kirk as the conductor of this group. Josh has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Auckland and an Honours in Conducting from the University of Adelaide.

We are actively looking for string players looking for a group to play with. If you, or someone you know, plays a string instrument and might be interested in this group, please contact us!

Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 4:30 pm – 6 pm in Henderson.