Who runs the contest?
The Brass Band Association of New Zealand (BBANZ) runs the contest. They take care of entries, timetables, registrations, adjudications and results. If you have any questions relating to the contest in these areas, please contact BBANZ.
What does the contest committee do?
The contest committee supports BBANZ by organising the event. They take care of the venues, with everything from providing percussion for the set tests, selling tickets and programmes, volunteer staff, to escorting bands from warm-up rooms to the back stage and out again.
The contest committee looks after sponsors, trade stands and any social activities.
Bands who would like information on accommodation and travel can contact the contest committee at
Who can compete in the New Zealand Nationals?
Anyone who is registered with a band can compete. If you are from overseas and not sure, contact BBANZ.
If I have a question and I'm not sure who will have the answer, who can I ask?
You can email us at
and we will forward your question to the most appropriate person to respond.
I'd like to volunteer, what should I do?
Email us at
and we'll tell you how.
We'll be updating our FAQs as we get more information.