Auckland Youth Symphonic Band | Auckland Wind Orchestra

Join a Band

If you would like to join a band and you are at school or are just starting university, please contact the AYSB's band manager Dianne at  Don't forget to check out the AYSB on Facebook.

If you have been playing for a while and are at a grade 6+ standard, or if you are over 18, please contact the AWO's band manager Bronwyn at  Don't forget to check out the AWO on Facebook.


Rehearsal Address
Freeman's Bay Community Hall, 52 Hepburn Street, Ponsonby

Auckland Youth Symphonic Band
Monday, 7:00 - 9:00pm during school terms

Auckland Wind Orchestra
Thursday, 7:30 - 9:30pm


Keen for one of the bands to perform at your event?  Contact us at and we'll work with you to make your concert happen!

For general enquiries please contact us at and we'll get back to you ASAP.  Alternatively send us a message on one of the Facebook pages, linked above.

We have a number of band instruments available for hire: alto, bass, and contra-alto clarinets, bassoons, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, EEb, CC and BBb tubas, horns, euphoniums, baritones, trombones, oboes, cor anglais, and percussion instruments including timpani.  Hire charges are reasonable and duration is flexible.

Please contact us at to hire an instrument.  Remember to include your name, mailing address, phone number, instrument and duration of hire in your request.

Members of the AWO are eligible for a discount on instrument hire, and AYSB players may hire a band instrument free of charge.

Support or Sponsor the AYSB

Any financial support you are able to share with AYSB Inc. is greatly appreciated.  Your support typically goes to the following:

If you would like to sponsor a piece of music, please do either of the following:

AYSB Inc. is a registered charity and will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.


If you would like to sponsor the AYSB or AWO, please contact us at and we can discuss sponsorship packages.  

Packages are entirely customisable, and typically include the following, or a selection thereof:

We want to demonstrate that your business makes a contribution to your community, as well as to help you to reach potential customers through band players and our audience.  

Click here for a full schedule of sponsor benefits, and do remember that these can easily be customised to suit what you are able to bring to AYSB and what AYSB can bring to you.