Festival of Brass 

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The New Zealand Brass Band Championships play host to some of the finest brass and percussion musicians from around the world. All are welcome!

The championships are one of the world’s oldest running music competitions, with the first event held in Christchurch in 1880. 

In 2021 there will be a number of separate competitions, concluding with a Gala Variety Concert, over a five-day period in the magnificent Christchurch Town Hall. 

The first two days are dedicated to individual solo and small group competitions, encompassing junior, open and masters’ events, and concludes with three championship solo events. The next two days are dedicated to the full band competitions, encompassing four separate grades (A, B, C & D Grade bands) and a Youth Section, and involve both indoor onstage performances and a Street March competition. 

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