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KBB Music Festival

The 2021 KBB Music Festival will be from the 9 - 14 August and will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.  Registrations for the 2021 Festival will open on Monday 10th May and close June 11th at 5pm.

Since 1983, the KBB Music Festival has been showcasing the best in secondary school orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands in Auckland, and more recently, groups from outside of Auckland also. From the small numbers in the original Auckland Secondary Schools Band and Orchestra Festival, the KBB Music Festival has now grown to see over 135 groups competing from more than 50 schools across the greater Auckland region and beyond. The KBB Music Festival is administered by the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust (ASSMFT). 

The aims of the Festival are:

• To 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.

The festival is run by a committee of volunteers:

    • Trevor Thwaites (Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland) Chairperson
    • Warwick Robinson (Westlake Boys High School) Administrator
    • Miriam Robinson (Various Schools) Treasure
    • Andrea Smith (Rangitoto College)
    • Andrew Chamberlain (KBB Music General Manager)
    • Andrew Ward (Whangaparaoa College)
    • Brent Imrie (Tour Time)
    • Beverley Brockelbank (Itinerant Teacher)
    • Christine Myhre (Glendowie College)
    • Julie Garner (ACG Parnell)
    • Mary Lin (Baradene College)
    • Mike Young (New Zealand Music Commission)
    • Ryan Youens (Itinerant Teacher)
    • Sally Tibbles (St Cuthberts College)
    • Tanya Hiskens (KBB Music Education Manager)
    • Tim Atkinson (Long Bay College)


For more information visit KBB Music Festival website