Successful Mission

Not only was the performance outstanding, our best to date according to some audience members, but we were able to help out the city mission with a substantial financial donation at a tough time for them. Just before… Read More

Champion Soloist for Christmas Mission

Addington Brass is pleased to announce that the soloist for Christmas Mission on 28 November 2009 will be Tyme Marsters FTCL Tyme Marsters started playing in Westport when he was 10 years old. In 1993 Tyme moved to… Read More

Success at the Provincials

Addington confidently carried away the B grade title at the Canterbury Provincial Brass Band contest, winning the hymn, the test and the entertainment sections. Our first contest with Phil Johnston at the helm and there were many waiting… Read More

Florentine March, the Bass in the Ballroom…

Plenty of brass band classics to warm a winter afternoon. Addington proudly presents its first concert under the musical direction of Phil Johnstone. An afternoon concert featuring all the favourites and highlighting the soloists of Addington Brass. Entry… Read More

Change of direction

Addington are please to announce Phil Johnston has accepted the position as Musical Director of Addington Brass Phil is well known to most in the brass band world as an outstanding Bb bass player, member of National Bands,… Read More

Napier 2009

While not achieving the same success as previous years, Addington Brass performed very well in all three stage events at the National Brass Band Championships in Napier. We were pleased with our performances of the hymn tune “Stella”,… Read More

Soprano Solos

Chris Woolley has been invited to be the feature soloist at this year’s Christmas Mission Concert. Chris Woolley began learning trumpet with David Gallaher while at secondary school. He began playing 3rd cornet at Addington in 2004 eventually… Read More

Marching through the town

Addington Brass has recently been involved in leading two large parades through the centre of Christchurch Sunday 14th September we began the parade for the Third World Vintage Rugby Carnival, with over 700 players in 30 teams from… Read More

Obituary – Laurie Jones

On Friday Laurie quietly left after a hard fought battle. He leaves us at Addington with many wonderful memories of a loyal bandsman, euphonium artiste and all round great guy. Laurie played an integral part in the joining… Read More

Wedding Music

Addington Brass Ensemble were proud to perform at the wedding of our trombone player – Mark Gregory. Mark and Tracey have been associated with Addington Brass and Christchurch City Brass for many years. It was a privilege to… Read More