All you need to know about test music, venues, street march, percussion, schedule of events and competing bands  you can find here.

Provisional schedule

Solo and Party events

► Wednesday 10  July - Claudelands Event Centre
10am onward:
• Solos for Under 15 groups, Juniors, Masters and Open Slow Melody
• All percussion events – Open, Junior and Under 15 solos and Ensemble  
• All Open ensembles
Evening - Junior Champion of Champions
8pm: Invitation Slow Melody
► Thursday 11 July - Claudelands Event Centre
9am onward: - all Open solos, Open Own Choice and all Junior Ensembles  
Open Champion of Champions

Band events

► Friday 20  July
C grade Sacred or Reflective Item and Test SelectionClaudelands Event Centre
12.30pm: Parade of Bands, Hamilton CBD
3pm: B grade Sacred or Reflective Item and Test SelectionSouthwell School
4pm: A grade Sacred or Reflective Item and Test Selection, Claudelands Event Centre
► Saturday 13 July
9am: B grade Own ChoiceSouthwell School
10am: C grade Own Choice, Claudelands Event Centre
3pm: B grade Sacred or Reflective Item and Test SelectionSouthwell School
3.30pm: A grade Sacred Own Choice, Claudelands Event Centre
4.30pm: D grade and Youth Section, Southwell School
► Sunday 14 July: Clarence Street Theatre
1pm: Gala Concert - Featuring Chicago Brass Band, Hamilton City Brass and Guest Soloists Harmen Vanhoorne, Trevor Bremner and Murray Borthwick

2019 Test Band music

A Grade Test

Variations on a Ninth for Brass Band
by Gilbert Vinter. (JM31355)

B Grade Test

Triumphant Rhapsody
by Gilbert Vinter. (JM31343)
Available from Just Music

C Grade Test

by Simon Dobson.
Available from Just Music (JM49999)

D Grade Test

Meditation on ‘St Clement’
by David Chaulk.
Order from

2019 Test Solos

  • Eb Soprano Cornet  Rhapsody for Eb Soprano Cornet, Robert Eaves  Just Music JM433733
  • Championship Cornet  Zigeunerweisen_Pablo de Sarosate arr. Dokshitser  Molto Music and Just Music JM 98284
  • Amateur Cornet Concertino for Cornet (Revised edition), Barrie Gott Barrie Gott
  • Flugel Horn  The Settler, Craig Miller BBANZ
  • Tenor Horn  Diversions on Gwahoddiad, Tom Davoran Just Music JM71401
  • Baritone Blue Bells of Scotland, Arthur Pryor arr. Sparke Just Music JM47417
  • Euphonium  Mace, Philip Sparke  Just Music JM43626
  • Tenor Trombone Sonata for Trombone and Piano, (Revised edition), Peter Maunder BBANZ
  • Bass Trombone  Concertino Basso, Richard Lieb  Just Music JM103031
  • Eb Bass  Sonata No 1. in F, Benedetto Marcello Just Music JM100311
  • Bb Bass  Carnival, Bertrand Moren Molto Music and Just Music JM100043

Solo test music is available to purchase from the suppliers listed or from your regular music supplier.
Just Music - or
Molto Music - or phone Billy 021 836 255 or email

Venue Google maps

Street March

  • The route begins on Bryce St (west of Victoria St) heading West.
  • After stepping off, continue straight for 60m then perform a RIGHT evolution into Barton St
  • Continue on Barton St for 250m then perform a LEFT evolution into London St
  • Continue 40m to the halt point
  • The saluting dais will be approximately halfway along Barton St on the right.
    (Distances are approximate)