Western Leader : March 8th 2011
10 WESTERN LEADER, MARCH 8, 2011 NEWS www.metlifecare.co.nz REV4906 OPEN TO VIEW Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March, 10am to 4pm 66 Avonleigh Road, Titirangi $360,000. A rare price for an uncommonly good retirement. Secure an outstanding lifestyle at Titirangi's Metlifecare Pinesong. Metlifecare Pinesong deserves its reputation as West Auckland's premier retirement lifestyle. From the first-class villas and apartments to the superb facilities, the quality is apparent from the moment you drive in. Why you will love Metlifecare Pinesong: Villas now available from only $360,000 Eight hectares of native bush and landscaped grounds Stunning walkways through picturesque surroundings A wide variety of activities with like-minded people Peace of mind living with help always on hand Need more info? Talk to one of our friendly team on 09 817 0464. Trumpeter of note Brass tutor: Te Atatu trumpeter John McGough is heading off to Samoa this month to teach the Devine Word Brass Band of Apia. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES By STEPHEN FORBES Trumpet maestro John McGough is off to Samoa to lend a helping hand to the Devine Word Brass Band of Apia. Mr McGough says the 36-piece group is a collec- tion of young up-and- coming musicians from the village of Maloleilei and is run under the guidance of Bishop Ala- pati Mataeliga. His friend and fellow trumpeter Frank Lundberg has been trav- elling to Samoa for a number of years to help the band. But because of commitments in New Zealand, Mr Lundberg asked if he could take his place this month. Frank wanted to get different people to go there to teach them.'' Mr McGough says it's too good an opportunity to turn down. This trip will be such an exciting learning experience for both myself and the players,'' he says. I am so looking for- ward to experiencing the culture and making some great music. So I'm going up to offer a different perspec- tive.'' Mr McGough says it will be his first time in Samoa. He says there are a number of great players and bands in Auckland from the Pacific, so it's a good chance to give something back. I haven't done much teaching so I'm looking forward to it.'' Mr McGough has been a familiar face around west Auckland as a guest soloist with the Trusts Waitakere Brass Band. He played as the guest soloist with the group at last month's Brass at the Falls concert. The 44-year-old Te Atatu resident says he took up the instrument at age 10. Since then he has played in a long list of brass bands as well as performing as a solo art- ist. And despite his obvi- ous love of jazz and brass bands, he has also played in mainstream groups, including Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers and Seven Deadly Sins. Mr McGough says some of his biggest influences include Herb Alpert and Wynton Mar- salis. Visit www.trumpet guy.co.nz for more infor- mation.
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