Trombone Quartet

David Bremner

Douglas Cross

Mark Close

Tim Sutton

BonaNZa is visiting Waikanae as part of a Chamber Music New Zealand tour.

SATURDAY 3 February at 5PM,
Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae



William Tell Overture


BonaNZa is New Zealand's premier trombone quartet. Formed in 1997, BonaNZa premiered at the Bay of Islands Arts Festival the same year. Since then they have continued providing fun, varied and informative musicial programme to people from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and cultures.

BonaNZa is made up of professional trombone players from throughout New Zealand, representing the Auckland Philharmonia, the new Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Wellington Sinfonia. The members enjoy playing varying styles of music and performing in diverse places, from inside trains, buksing in the Coromandel, to a band rotunda tour of the South island.

David Bremner was appointed Principal Trombone of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in 2002. Prior to this appointment he was Principal Trombone of the Auckland Philharmonia. Born in New plymouth, David is a past winner of the Junior and Open Champion of Champions Solo Competition at the New Zeland Brass Band National Contest, and was a member of the 2003 and 2005 National Band of New Zealand. He has a BAchelor of Music degree with first class Honours from Victoria University, and a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. David is a foundation member of BonaNZa Trombone Quartet, New Zealand Brass, and performs regularly with Stroma. He is an Artist Teacher at Victoria University, and is also Director of Education for Brass Bands New Zealand.

In June 2003 Christchurch-born Douglas Cross was appointed Principal Trombone of the Auckland Philharmonia. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music at Victoria University, Douglas studied for his Master of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, graduating in 2000. During the past several years he has contracted with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as Acting Principal Trombone, and has held principal positions with the Wellington Sinfonia and Christchurch Symphony. In addition to his position with the Auckland Philharmonia, Douglas is also currently Bass Trombone with Dalewool Auckland Brass and plays with the New Zealand Chamber Brass of which he was a foundation member in 2004.

Mark Close began playing the trombone in Christchurch at the age of 10, playing with the Christchurch Symphony and the Woolston Brass Band. After completing a BA(Hons) in International Politics, he went on to study trombone performance at Victoria University and then in the United States. Mark returned to New Zealand in 1994 to take up the position of 2nd trombone with the Auckland Philharmonia.

Tim Sutton was appointed bass trombonist of the Auckland Philharmonia in 1990 after his completion of a Bachelor of Music degree from Victoria University of Wellington. After his appointment, Tim went to study for his Master of Music at De Paul University (Chicago) and more recently took leave to study in London. He is a founding member of 175 East and has also performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Wellington Sinfonia.

Antonio Jobim

No More Blues

Bill Reichenbach

Back to the Fair


That's A-Plenty

J S Bach

Fugue in D Minor


The Nightingale


Washington Post


Take Five




Western Omlette


Mr Whippy will visit during the interval.
The Nga Manu shop will be open for drinks and snacks.
There is also a coffee machine in the foyer.


Overture to the Magic Flute


Dance of the Tumblers


Watermelon Man

Vaughan Williams

A Winter's Willow

Pat Ballard

Mr Sandman

Michael Davis

Slide and the Family Bone


Alexander's Ragtime Band


London Bridge is all Jazzed Up

Meredith Willson

76 Trombones


The Waikanae Music Society wish to thank Bruce Benseman
and the Nga Manu Nature Reserve team for their help and support.

Thanks are also due to KCDC, Placemakers, Ron Edmond (Remax North Side),
NZ Red Cross Kapiti Coast and Cancer Society Kapiti
for the loan or donation of Equipment.

The Waikanae Music Society acknowledges the support of the Lion Foundation
and the New Zealand Community Trust.