Venues and Maps
A and B Grade
bands compete at Napier Municipal Theatre
(Positions of the theatres are on the Street March map below)
Bands can be dropped off on the Municipal side of Tennyson and buses should
then move on, but may park longer term on the opposite side of Tennyson.
Bands should make their way to the Asher Hall (it will be signposted) which
the narrow driveway east of (Marine Parade side of) the Municipal Theatre. This is a warm up room for blowing as required. The adjacent church will also be available for the same purpose. Instrument cases should be left in these halls. It will be signposted.
From there they
will be collected by supervising staff and taken through the stage entry
door (on the northeastern aspect of the Municipal to an assembly room. No
blowing will be permitted in this room. From there they will be taken to the
stage performance area and then back to the halls in adjacent buildings to
collect their gear. Percussion is being supplied but bands wishing to bring
percussion may access the stage through a separate door, which is at the
carpark end of the theatre almost under the carpark, up a
C and D Grade bands compete at nearby Napier Century TheatreThe century is between the Marine Parade and Herschell Street north of
Tennyson. Directly opposite, on Herschell, is the Napier Club.
Bands arriving for C and D grade events should park in Herschell St which will be closed to all traffic except buses and band minivans. They should then go to the Napier Club, where they leave their instrument cases and may warm up as they choose.
They will then be called across the road to the FOUNDERS Room, which is directly below the stage of the Century theatre. They may not blow down here. It is an assembly area prior to going on stage. From there they will be taken upstairs to perform, then taken back to the Napier Club to disperse. Percussion equipment is being supplied, but those bands wishing to bring equipment can offload it in to a marquee on the Marine Parade side of the Century via the DOC carpark.
Solos and Ensembles at the Eastern Institute of Technology. There is more info available on EIT on a separate page, including a campus map.
|Napier Municipal Theatre||Eastern Institute of Technology|
For moving between venues, there is a courtesy van for happenstance travel, but bands should arrange with their buses to move en mass. See the transport page.
The airport is only 10 mins from the centre of the city, and even closer to the Bluewater Hotel.
Site [e] is the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Taradale. It is at 501 Gloucester Road and about 10 mins drive from the two other venues. Solos and Ensembles take place there.Those coming from the north or Taupo will come in past the airport. Those motoring up from the south will most likely come in on the Expressway, which largely by-passes nearby Hastings.
This map and the next were derived from the online maps and location search available from Wises. You can search for Taradale for instance and get a detailed map of EIT. See: www.wises.co.nz
This next map is of Central Napier.
Site [m] is the Municipal Theatre
(A and B bands)
Site [c] is the Century Theatre
(C and D bands)
It is a leisurely 10 minutes walk from [m] to [c]. See the Street march map below.
See the transport page. In brief, drop-off is in Dalton street and collection outside one of the two theatres.
Street March start
Assemble in Station Street where the march begins. For marching, form up in Station Street, about 50 m from Hastings St.
From step-off, forward 50 m to Hastings Street. Turn left, proceed 350 m up Hastings St, then turn right into Tennyson Street and halt after 20 to 30 m.
After halting, you are quite close to the Century Theatre pick up point.
The regulations concerning the Street March may be downloaded from the BBANZ site.
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