Applications are now open for the 2024 National Secondary Schools’ Training Course to be held in Nelson from 1 to 5 October.

Application Criteria
✓ Players must attend a New Zealand secondary school or be attending an equivalent educational institution (area school, correspondence school, home school)
✓ You do not have to be a member of a BBANZ-affiliated brass band.
✓ Players should be playing at Grade 4 level or above.

 To apply, contact the Course Manager, Sandra Ginever, at or 021 211 2321 to sign up for Google Classroom, where the audition requirements are available.
Applications close on Wednesday, 8 May, 2024.

2025 NYBB

As with the last few years, we are looking for expressions of interest to give us an idea of the number of applications we can expect, and on which instruments.  The survey is now open, so if you are thinking about applying, we would be grateful if you could please complete this short survey by 30 April, 2024.

For any questions, please contact Emily Richards, Band Manager, at

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A detailed history of our National Band of New Zealand, written by Kevin Dell. Copies are $50.00 plus postage and can be ordered by emailing 

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