Marlborough District Brass Band Inc

Marlborough District Brass Band Inc

General Funding to support Brass Band activities in Marlborough, including equipping and teaching youth members, and public performances.


Marlborough District Brass Band is one of the oldest brass bands in NZ formed in 1861. We are strongly active and well respected in the local community and wider brass banding communities.

The Band consists of the main band ‘Marlborough District Brass’, the learners band ‘Marlborough First Class Brass’, and students. totalling in excess of 85 active members.

The Band is a non-discriminatory gender diverse organisation that Marlburians of all races, creeds, and ethnicity are welcome to join. Youths and adults work together for the common goal of producing fine music.

Members commit in excess of 400 hours annually to band rehearsal and engagements, in addition to taking around two weeks leave from paid employment to attend contests. Non-playing fund raising activities require additional commitment from members.

The Band provides music, atmosphere and a sense of occasion at many of Marlborough’s official events, including ANZAC and Christmas Parades and other civic occasions.

During the year the Band performs at least two major concerts in the ASB Theatre to near capacity and appreciative audiences, and attends both Provincial and National Brass Band Contests to maintain their performance standards.

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Marlborough's premier music organisation teaching youths from 8 years old and engaging members into their 80's. We provide musical entertainment throughout Marlborough and regularly represent Marlborough in the Regional, National, & International arenas.

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