We are Brass Whanganui and proud of it!
We have been invited to attend the 2019 Shanghai Tourism
Festival being held in Shanghai from the 13th to the 18th of
September 2019. In addition to this, we have also been invited to
participate in a Tang Dynasty style ceremony in Xi'an, home of the
Terracotta Warriors, as part of the Year of China New Zealand
Tourism. This ceremony will welcome over 1000 New Zealanders in to
Xi'an for a once in a lifetime experience.
Our current estimates put the total cost of this trip at around
$85,000. We would love to exceed our goal and fund at least
$10,000, and more! Our Boosted campaign is part of a whole lot of
fundraising hard work being put in by a dedicated group of
volunteers so that this trip can be successful, and achievable for
all of our membership
Brass Whanganui was founded in 2001 with the amalgamation of two
of New Zealand's most prestigious brass bands, The Wanganui
Garrison Band and Wanganui City Brass. The combined history of the
two bands make us one of the most successful, and well-known brass
bands in New Zealand.
We are very excited and honoured to have been offered these
invitations, and are looking forward to the exposure that our
presence in China will give to Whanganui, and New Zealand. In order
for this to be a possibility for the band, we will need support
from our community and around our nation
We ask that you please consider how you may be able to support
Brass Whanganui on this exciting adventure!