A case of mistaken identity! Press Release December 16th An unexpected visitor descended upon Waitakere Band’s rehearsal last Monday night. He unceremoniously told the band to stop playing, as there had been a complaint about the noise! He handed the band with a noise abatement notice and warned the band that if another complaint were to be received within the next 72 hours then the band would be fined. The players were aghast, surely the band’s playing wasn’t that offensive?! After several emails and phone calls by the bands secretary, Julie McKee, the truth was uncovered, a company Christmas party was the source of the loud noise and subsequent complaints but by the time the council official came to the vicinity the party had ceased and the only ‘noise’ to be heard was Waitakere Band rehearsing music for their concert series next year. The officer assumed that the band were the ‘nuisance’ and duly called a halt to the rehearsal. Band Manager Alex Kerwin said ‘It was a shock at the time to have our rehearsal interrupted and the band served with a noise abatement notice however, I am relieved that it was purely a case of mistaken identity. The band does a lot of work for the community and we enjoy a very close relationship with our local public.’ The band are busy preparing their Concert Series for next year in which their first concert, Stars in Brass will feature euphonium star, Riki McDonnell.