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Evening Hangout with Trumpet Maker Ivan Hunter

An informal gathering with New York based trumpet maker Ivan Hunter of Jaeger Brass. A chance to meet together and chat about trumpet building, acoustics and design. Music performance stress […]

Flute arrival

Just landed in Auckland is a selection of the pristine Q series flute range from Haynes. We have a Q1, a Q2 and a Q3 in stock, and an Amadeus AF-700 in […]

New Auckland music store opens!

New Auckland music store opens! It is with much excitement that we announce the opening of our Auckland store in Mount Eden. We have talked about this move for many […]

Another Successful Tauranga Jazz Festival

Another year of the Tauranga Jazz Festival has come and gone. Run over Easter weekend this event has evolved and now has a very strong youth competition side to it. […]

Tauranga National Jazz Festival 2014

Vanguard Orchestral is again sponsoring the prizes as part of the Tauranga National Jazz Festival Youth Competitions. Last year we were blown away by the standard and this year will […]

Tauranga National Jazz Festival 2013 Youth Comp’s

The 2013 Tauranga National Jazz Festival 2013 Youth Competitions were outstanding. The winners were: Ensemble group, T Jazz – Made up from students from both Tauranga Boys’ College and Tauranga […]

NZSM Jazz Festival / Improvisation Competition

In 2011, The New Zealand School of Music established a new annual jazz festival. This competition and festival not only gives school musicians from throughout New Zealand the opportunity to […]

Lantern Insurance / Vanguard Orchestral Muramatsu GX flute Competition

Often, instead of repairing a damaged instrument, insurance companies replace it under the owner’s insurance cover. When this decision has been made, it is usually not economical for insurance companies to have these damaged […]