At the recent Barbershop Harmony New Zealand Nation Convention in Blenheim's brand new theatre, The Plainsmen won the trophy for the Most Improved Chorus. This is awarded to the chorus whose contest scrore increases by the most from one convention to the next. This is a credit to the men in The...more
The Plainsmen held another very successful combined concert with Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass on the 28th of May 2016 in the Middleton Grange Auditorium. A full house enjoyed a variety of brass band and barbershop music based on the theme "The City of Christchurch". Right from the ...more
Three of our members (Rob Grieve, Gary Kennett and Terry Maunsell) attended this "first class" barbershop training event organised by Jill Rodgers (Education Officer BHNZ) & Matt Gifford (Vice President-Education Team). It was held at Tawa College.
Rob writes: We chose classes...more
Once again The Plainsmen were privileged to take part on the Citizens' ANZAC Service held in the Transitional Cathedral on Monday 25th April, 2016.It is always a privilege to take part in these memorial services. Few families of my generation were untouched by the two Great Wars of last century...more
The Plainsmen were pleased to be invited to perform to a group at the Salvation Army Citadel in Colombo Street on the evening of Friday 15th of April. We presented a variety of popular numbers such as "Bye Bye Love", "Hello Mary Lou" and "Something" which were well received by the audience. It...more
Right place/ wrong time. Well done, Thanks heaps, Good on Ya, keep the positive energy going……were some of the comments heaped upon the Plainsmen through Face book last Sunday afternoon, Valentines day. Love it seems, can be stormy!….The Plainsmen arrived at the new Art Gallery, just minutes...more
Hi Guys and a Happy New Year to you all.
Feeling jaded after all the festive ballyhoo? Need a shot in the arm to kick start the new year? Well.......... I stumbled on something inspirational a few days ago - a presentation on You Tube by Dr Jim Henry, one of the "greats" of the...more
Valma Maunsell was in the audience for the annual Plainsmen Christmas Concert held in the Transitional Cathedral. The day following the concert, she wrote:
The Music of Christmas should be full of joy and anticipation. The Plainsmen gave us this last night; they showed us that...more
Whoever came up with the idea for this combined Memorial Day concert between The Plainsmen and Canterbury Brass on Friday 6th of November at Middleton Grange Audirorium deserves a medal.
So says Velma Maunsell who was in the audience for that event. She goes on...
The music choice...more