Starting in 2001 the National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band is an annual training course for brass and percussion musicians who attend New Zealand secondary schools.
Players are selected for the band annually by audition. During the training course, players rehearsal as a full brass and well as dividing into sectionals where they are mentored and trained by champion adult players. The Band then performs concerts in the local community to not only entertain but to put their improved performance skills to the test. The players then give back to their community bands and schools through sharing the knowledge and experience they have gained.
2020 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band – Big Brassy Bandcamps
- South Island camp in Christchurch from Wednesday 30 September to Saturday 4 October
- North Island camp in Turangi from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10 October
The musical director is Andrew Snell and head tutor is Harmen Vanhoorne