Brass Band Association of New Zealand

National Youth Brass Band Australian Tour

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We're the National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand! We're selected by audition from brass and percussion players all over the country. It's a real honour to be a part of this band, and we work hard to achieve selection. What we really love about the band is that we put together a quality program of music, we play to appreciative audiences, and we have fun doing it!

What are we doing in 2019?
In January 2019, we are going to Australia! This is the first time the band has been overseas since we went to China in 2012, so we're really excited about being a part of this trip. We have one concert planned in Hamilton before we go, then we have a series of concerts in Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast.

How can you be part of our Tour?
The concert tour is costing each of us $2000. In order to reduce the cost to each individual, we would love to raise $10,000 from our supporters to go towards the accommodation and airfares.

Thank you so much for helping us on our journey. It's very much appreciated!


  • We've passed the $2000 mark!

    2 DAYS AGO

    Thanks so much everyone for your generosity. It's great to have reached the one third mark so quickly!

    If you would like to hear the band, you can purchase our new CD "NYBB 2018 LIVE", which was recorded in Blenheim in January, and released last week. You can order a copy from the Brass Band Association Website shop at

    Cheers Everyone!

    Mike FordManager NYBB

    We've passed the $2000 mark!
  • We've passed the 20% Mark!

    4 DAYS AGO

    Wow! Thanks for your support everyone. We're well on track to achieve our target!

    Congratulations to our Principal Horn Lachlan Spence on winning the Junior Champions of Champions event at the annual National Brass Band Championships of New Zealand, held in Blenheim last week. NYBB members Sarah Wright and Leo Read took 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

    We've passed the 20% Mark!
  • We've passed the 10% mark!

    6 DAYS AGO

    Thanks to those who have donated so far......We've achieved 10% of our target with only 2 days gone since launch. Your donations are very much appreciated!