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Wellington Brass Band

Wellington Brass Band
Background information
Also known as Evening Post Onslow Brass Band, Pelorus Trust Wellington Brass
Origin Wellington, New Zealand
Genres Brass Band
Years active 1905–present
Members Music Director
David Bremner
Assistant Director
Byron Newton
Band Manager
Leighton Roberts

The Wellington Brass Band (Wellington Brass, WBB) is a British-style brass band based in Wellington, New Zealand. The 28-piece ensemble performs extensively throughout New Zealand and Australia, and is the current champion band of New Zealand and Australia.


  • Ensemble 1
  • National titles 2
  • Musical directors 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Wellington Brass celebrate a hat-trick of NZ titles

The band's original name was the "

  • Wellington Brass Band

External links

  1. ^ "Wellington Brass Band". Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Home". 2014-09-20. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Report & Results: 2013 New Zealand National Championship - Besson Band of the Year | news". 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Report & Results: 2014 New Zealand National Championship | news". 2014-07-12. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Report & Results: 2015 ANZAC Centenary: Australian National Championship | news". 2015-04-05. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Report & Results: 2015 New Zealand National Championship | news". 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 


  • G. Bowes 1920-21
  • T. Goodall 1921-29
  • E. Franklin 1930-45, 1948-53
  • B. Zinsli 1945-48
  • N. Goffin QSM 1953-60, 60-1983
  • D. Bly 1983-86, 95-96
  • P. Swartz 1986-92
  • A. McFarlane 1993
  • H. Aldred 1994
  • D. Brell 1996-97, 1999-2001
  • G. Moverley 1997-98
  • A. McFarlane 2001-2003
  • C. Collings 2003-04
  • D. Chaulk 2004-05
  • M. Oldershaw 2005-06
  • D. Bremner 2006-present

Musical directors

  • 1911 B Grade Championship- Palmerston North
  • 1937 B Grade Quickstep, Championship - Nelson
  • 1953 C Grade Championship - Wanganui
  • 1963 B Grade Quickstep - Wellington
  • 1965 B Grade Championship - Auckland
  • 1969 A Grade Championship - Rotorua
  • 1971 A Grade Hymn - Wanganui
  • 1973 A Grade Test - Wellington
  • 1981 A Grade Hymn, Test, Championship - Wellington
  • 1982 A Grade Own Choice - Dunedin
  • 1983 A Grade Test - Sydney (Aus)
  • 2005 B Grade Hymn, Test, Own Choice, Championship - Wellington
  • 2007 B Grade Test, Own Choice, Championship - Auckland
  • 2008 B Grade Test, Own Choice, Championship - Christchurch
  • 2008 B Grade Hymn, Test, Own Choice, Championship - Brisbane (Aus)
  • 2012 A Grade Hymn, Test - Timaru
  • 2013 A Grade Hymn, Test, Championship - New Plymouth[3]
  • 2014 A Grade Hymn, Test, Championship - Invercargill[4]
  • 2015 A Grade Hymn, Own Choice, Stage March, Championship - Sydney (Aus)[5]
  • 2015 A Grade Hymn, Own Choice, Championship - Rotorua[6]

National titles

on Wellington’s waterfront which was attended by thousands of Wellingtonians. The band has a highly active involvement in music education and teaching in the community, performing at many primary schools each year to promote and encourage kids to get involved in music. [2]

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