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Festival Of Brass

The Festival of Brass is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch this July! The New Zealand Brass Band Championships is one of the world’s oldest music competitions!  

The first contest was held in 1880 at the Christchurch Drill Hall. Six bands competed, and 2500 people attended.  

Fast forward to today and the competition is fierce. The festival is held over five days and includes brass talent of all ages from across the country. Be sure to check out the street march and final gala performances right here in Ōtautahi Christchurch.  

Festival of Brass Conductor

Festival Of Brass 2021

The 2021 Festival of Brass brings New Zealand's best brass and percussion musicians, of all ages, to the magnificent Christchurch Town Hall complex for a week of competition events and an amazing and spectacular street festival!

ChristchurchNZ partnered with Brass Bands Association of New Zealand and the New Zealand Army Band to create this fun ‘Wake Up Christchurch’ video and ringtone to showcase the incredible talent some of Canterbury’s band members with a special arrangement of Fanfare and Pokarekare Ana by the New Zealand Army Band.

Wake Up Christchurch

Festival Of Brass 2021

Your New Alarm Tone

Wake Up Christchurch

It is time to wake up and hear the brass Christchurch! These bands are in town to win.  Download the Pōkarekare Ana mp3 ringtone alarm below to support your team and wake up the right way!  

With Special Thanks To:

Woolston Junior Band video and ringtone to showcase the incredible talent some of Canterbury’s band members with a special arrangement of Fanfare and Pokarekare Ana by the New Zealand Army Band.

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