Registration 2018 is Open!

Registrations are now open for WeBO 2018!

There have been some fantastic new changes to the WeBO National Festival in 2018:

Festival Performance Days.

In order to provide you with expert adjudicators in your ensemble type, we are scheduling ensembles on specific days.

Thursday, August 16 – Jazz Ensembles
Friday, August 17 – Concert Bands
Saturday, August 18 – Orchestra, School Ensembles and Small Ensembles

WeBO Gold Adjudication.

For those of you that like to be adjudicated in a more competitive situation, you can now opt for WeBO Gold.  This is entirely optional and if you don’t want to be adjudicated, that’s fine, you will still get your comments and participation trophy!

Solo Competition and Gala Concert Performance

On Friday, August 17, we will hold a Solo Competition. You can enter any of your participating musicians in one of three categories Open (18yrs+), High School and Primary/Intermediate. Please note, if you are still in high school and 18 years of age, you must choose either Open or High School.  Winners from the three categories will perform at the Gala Concert in the Michael Fowler Centre on Friday, August 17.

Gala Concert

This year we are honoured to hold our Gala Concert on Friday, August 17 at the Michael Fowler Centre at 7pm. Performers will include the three Solo Competition winners, the WeBO Studio Orchestra featuring Nathan Brake and Gareth Barker and a special guest ensemble! Tickets will be available online soon.

The WeBo Studio Orchestra

What is a Studio Orchestra?
Think of a traditional Symphony Orchestra with a Big Band attached.  We will be performing a wide range of styles including some original music.  The Studio Orchestra will be the featured ensemble at our Gala Concert on Friday, August 17 at the Michael Fowler Centre.
How to join.
Applications are open from any musicians (any age) who are a minimum of grade 4 (or equivalent) standard on their instrument. They must be playing in an ensemble who are performing at the WeBO Festival. They must also attend the workshop/rehearsal in Wellington from April 20-22 to be selected to perform.
Special Guests.
The orchestra will be playing on it’s own and also accompanying two special guest singers, Australian Idol Top 3 Finalist, Nathan Brake and with “New Zealand’s own Michael Bublé“, Gareth Barker.
More information and registration for is here:

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Conditions of Entry to WeBO.

Registration Fees: $15 per member for each ensemble from each school. Registration fees are due by Friday, July 6 , 2018. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Venue performances are every half hour as follows: Thursday August 16th to Sunday August 19th. These times are for the ensemble performances, your on stage time of 30 minutes includes set up and pack down- please factor this into your program selection.
Festival Clinics and Workshops will run prior to the Festival. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like a workshop. You will given more details regarding the time/day after you have registered.
Warm up rooms are provided 30 minutes PRIOR to performance times.
Pictures are taken during the 30 minutes AFTER the performance times.
Audience (non playing members) are free!

Here we go!