Auckland Youth Symphonic Band | Auckland Wind Orchestra

About the Auckland Youth Symphonic Band

The Auckland Youth Symphonic Band is Auckland's only community youth concert band based in central Auckland.  The band aims to give young musicians from year 7 to university age opportunities to play with other musical students from across Auckland, especially when players may not have the chance to play in musical ensembles at their schools.

The AYSB regularly performs in collaboration with the Auckland Wind Orchestra, and over the last few years has played for the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, the NZ Yorkshire Society, and has achieved Silver awards at the New Zealand National Concert Band Festival in 2019, 2021, and 2023, as well as a Gold award in the NZCBA Festival in 2022.

To join the band, email Rebekah Gray, the AYSB's band manager at aysb@aysb.org, or send us a message on Facebook.

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Meet the AYSB

Michael Jamieson | Music Director

Michael is the Music Director of AYSB; he is a fulltime saxophonist, currently playing with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band.  He completed his Masters in 2007, and has been in demand as a teacher and orchestral and chamber musician since then.

He works with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra (Nederlands), Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rata Trio, and Hanumi Saxophone Quartet.

Helena | Horn

Sora | Saxophone

Sophia | Bass Clarinet