Contrasts in Brass will feature the National Band of New Zealand and the New Zealand Army Band.
First formed in 1953, the National Band of New Zealand has assembled periodically for twenty national and international tours.
Celebrate the end of the Festival of Brass with a sensational concert. Contrasts in Brass features the virtuosity of the National Band and the versatility of the New Zealand Army Band.
Performing a broad musical genre, the National Band's music appeals to all ages and musical tastes. It has thrilled millions of listeners, winning rave notices from critics at many of the world's foremost attractions.
The National Band of New Zealand's highly professional standard makes it surprising to realise the members are mostly amateur musicians, selected from 51 community bands throughout the nation and representing all walks of life.
The New Zealand Army band was formed in 1964. They provide musical and ceremonial support for military events as well as entertainment for the general public. The New Zealand Army Band pride themselves on their concerts being family-friendly featuring world-class vocalists and instrumentalist.