New Zealand Brass Band Championships

Ngā Taumahekeheke-ā-Tira pūtētere o Aotearoa

10 - 14 July 2019 • Hamilton

Nau mai haere mai • Welcome

Kia ora,

I look forward to welcoming you to Hamilton in July 2019 for Ngā Taumahekeheke-ā-Tira pūtētere o Aoteroa - The New Zealand Brass Band Championships, for the first time in 40 years.

Hamilton is now an events city and we are delighted that the Hamilton City Council have come on board as the major event sponsor. The facilities in our city are world class and I’m sure you will be impressed by the Claudelands Events Centre for the Solo, Party and A/C grade events, and the Southwell School Auditorium for the B/D and Youth grades.

I hope you can make time while you are in Hamilton and the Waikato to experience some of the wonderful attractions we have. We have great restaurants and bars and for the family the ‘Destination Playgrounds’ around the city are fantastic. The Hamilton Gardens are amazing, Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves are just down the road and the river bike ride through the city and out to Ngaruawahia is one of the best one day rides in the world (according to my father).

We have a fantastic team putting the contest together and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Malcolm Barr
Contest Committee Chairperson
2019 Contest Committee
Back L-R; Memorie Brooky, Richard Edgecombe,  
Marilyn Edgecombe, Walter Genefaas, Malcolm Barr
Front L-R; Lisa Kay, Kirstie Barr. Absent: Tracey Seifert 

Claudelands Event Centre

Venue for the Solo, Party and A/C grade events 
Click here for google map link to this venue

Southwell School Performing Arts Centre

Venue for the B/D/Youth grade events
Click here for google map link to this venue
The contest venues are approximately 15 minutes  walking distance of each other.
Welcome  to our beautiful city! Don't know what to expect? where to go for this and that?
Take a moment to see the sights, enjoy the culture, eat lots, drink a bit . . . and have a spectacular time in the heart of the Waikato, Aotearoa.
For any destination enquiries, city maps/information, shuttle/activity/attraction bookings please contact Hamilton iSite consultant Jenerfa Wihongi  by email at

Preferred  transport supplier of the 2019 New Zealand Brass Band Championship

Click here  to find out how Leisure Time Tours  can help you with pick ups to and from the airport, transfers to accommodation and venues and more.
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