Musical Director

Nigel Weeks - MA Performance


Nigel E. Weeks 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, has won five New Zealand and three Australian titles. Nigel was appointed as ‘Chief Adjudicator’ for the 2014 Australian Brass Band Championships.

Nigel returned to the United Kingdom in 2005 and completed his Master of the Arts at the University of Salford.  During his time he conducted University Brass Band and was awarded a “Fellowship’ enabling him to work as a part-time lecturer.  He was also in demand as a conductor working with many top bands in the UK.

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.

In addition the school has also produced three CDs which feature the very best of Macleans College Music. 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.

Nigel was the musical director of the 2014 National Band of New Zealand on its successful concert tour of China and South Korea.