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KBB Music Festival 2018
Since 1983, the KBB Music Festival has been showcasing the best in secondary school orchestras, concert bands and stage bands in Auckland. From the small numbers in the original Auckland Secondary Schools Band and Orchestra Festival, the KBB Music Festival has now grown to see over 130 groups taking part from more than 50 schools across the greater Auckland region.
The 2018 festival will run from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th August.
From the chairperson
“Kia ora and welcome to the KBB Music Festival website. Now in its 35th year, the KBB Festival has attracted many of New Zealand’s finest young musicians performing in secondary school orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands and chamber orchestras from within the Auckland region. The skills required to perform in ensembles of this nature require personal dedication and time as well as a developing musical understanding and social responsibility through listening to and working with other musicians and musical directors. The Festival is recognized for the quality of the music that students perform which reflects the commitment of both the students and their teachers. Whether you attend as a performer or as a listener, you will come away invigorated and inspired by the musicianship and exhuberance of all participants.” – Trevor Thwaites
About the festival
The KBB Music Festival showcases secondary school orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands in Auckland. The festival celebrated 30 years in 2015, having started out as the Auckland Secondary Schools Band and Orchestra Festival. The Festival began with a few schools combining for performances and has since grown in both size and stature. Each year approximately 130 groups represent more than 50 schools from across the greater Auckland region. Groups perform in professional venues, competing for awards and a place in the gala concerts.
The aims of the festival are:
To promote growth in instrumental music and encourage performance by all groups – novice or highly experienced.
To share ideas, techniques and a common interest in music.
To expose students to different styles of music.
To give students the opportunity to perform in professional venues.
For more informations see the KBB Music Festival website here.