Musical Director

Nigel Weeks, QSM - MA Performance


Nigel E. Weeks, QSM, originates from Wales. Appointed as Musical Director of the Continental Airlines Auckland Brass (now Dalewool) in 1994 he began a very successful partnership in both the concert and contest arena.  The band, under his direction, won five New Zealand and three Australian titles. In 2014 Nigel was appointed as ‘Chief Adjudicator’ for the Australian Brass Band Championships. From 2014-17 Nigel was the Musical Director of the NZ National Band, who were runners up at the World Championships in the Netherlands.

Nigel is an experienced music educator and has worked as Director of Music at Manurewa High School, Kings College and Macleans College Auckland where under Nigel’s guidance the music department became one of the most successful in New Zealand winning awards for their Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra and Concert Band; all three groups being directed by him.

Nigel moved to Nelson at the start of 2016 to take up the position of Head of Music and Performing Arts at Nayland College and as Musical Director of Nelson City Brass Band.  Since joining the band he has led them to three National Championships and subsequent promotion to 'A' Grade.

Nigel holds a Master of Arts (conducting) from the University of Salford.