“The musicians on show are our country’s finest and will amaze the audience with their technical skill and musicianship,” Lee said.
The first two days of the festival are earmarked for solo and small ensemble events, while Friday and Saturday are all about whole band events.
“All these events are free so people can pop in and listen to one tune or stay for the whole day.”
It was a particularly exciting festival this year with it being held at the Christchurch Town Hall. The venue is renowned for its acoustics, architecture and heritage preservation.
“We’re extremely excited that people will get a chance to experience the best of our brass performers in a venue designed for hearing live music. Holding it at the Christchurch Town Hall will elevate the competition to the next level,” Lee said.
Karena Finnie, ChristchurchNZ Head of Major Events, said the festival was a celebration of enthusiast performers at the peak of their game.