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.
Information about the 2021 NSSBB programme will be published early next year.