The New Zealand Brass Band Championships is one of the world’s oldest running music competitions.
The first contest was held in the Christchurch Drill Hall on the 17th of April 1880 with an audience of 2500 people. Six bands competed, and the audience chose the winner – the Invercargill Garrison Band, under the command of Captain W.E. Heywood.
These days the national contest is held annually over five days with both junior and open solo competitions taking place on the first two days, followed by five sections of band events (A, B, C, D, and Youth Grades).
2021 14 to 18 July
National Championship at the Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre, Michael Fowler Centre and Opera House, Wellington.
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