About Us

Canterbury Brass is an A Grade Brass Band based in Christchurch. We are an active band that enjoys sharing our music with the community in which we live.We perform a wide variety of musical styles, including:

  • Jazz/swing;

  • Classical;

  • Music from movies and musicals;

  • Bavarian;

  • Marches; and

  • Music composed for brass.

Our performances over the past two years have been extensive and varied, such as:

  • Our own concert series

  • Smiths City Santa Parade;

  • An International soccer match;

  • Summertimes events including Sunday Bandstand, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Starry Nights and Classical Sparks;

  • Guest artists with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on two occasions;

  • Christchurch Anzac Day Citizens’ Service in Christchurch Cathedral and Armistice Day Parade; and

  • National and Provincial Brass Band Championships.

While it is difficult to estimate total audience numbers, we are confident that the band is seen and heard by over 100,000 people annually.