• Supporting Christchurch City Mission

    Our recent Christmas concert was in support of the Christchurch City Mission, but they need help every single day, not just at Christmas.

  • 2015 AGM and Awards

    Congratulations to 2015 prize winners – Louisa Clissold (Bandsperson of the Year) and James Wratt (Most Improved Player)

  • Annual Christmas Variety Concert

    We welcome the CYC who are joining us for our annual Christmas Variety Concert, supporting the Christchurch City Mission.

  • Special concert to commemorate WWI

    On November 15, Addington will be joined by the City Choir for the world premier of a work composed by Philip Norman to mark the centenary of WWI.

    You won’t want to miss this very special event!

  • Freemasons ANZAC Commemoration Service

    On 8 April 2015 Addington played at the Freemasons United Forces Lodge No 245 annual ANZAC commemoration service held at Wigram Airforce Museum. Addington’s contribution was acknowledged in the most recent edition of the New Zealand Freemason magazine (Issue 2, 2015):… Read More

  • Enjoy an Afternoon with Addington!

    On 26 July Addington Brass will be playing a free concert in the Cardboard Cathedral. Come along for a great afternoon’s entertainment!

  • Top soloist Buzz Newton to play at charity Christmas concert

    This year’s annual Christmas Mission concert will feature renowned euphonium player Buzz Newton.

  • Annual fundraiser a real ‘city mission’

    Addington Brass and the Christchurch Youth Choir are in the final rehearsals in preparation for the annual fundraising concert for the Christchurch City Mission. This year the concert will be performed on at the Transitional Cathedral in Latimer… Read More

  • Introducing Colin Clark!

    Addington Brass are proud to present Colin Clark as the feature soloist for our 2013 Christmas Mission Concert Colin started playing with local brass bands in his hometown of Adelaide, (South Australia) aged 5. He began on the… Read More

  • CSO Brass Masterclass

    The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Outreach programme is delighted to be hosting a brass masterclass by Roy Poper. Both an esteemed trumpet player and teacher, he is also the author of Roy Poper’s Guide to the Brasswind Methods of… Read More

  • Tenor horn on a mission

    Addington Brass are proud to present Andy Williams as their feature soloist this year.

  • David Fiu – who?

    David Fiu DipABRSM Music Direction Addington Brass is pleased to announce the appointment of David Fiu as Musical Director. Currently Deputy Bandmaster of the world renowned NZ Army Band and Bandmaster of CantNMWC regiment Band, David joins the… Read More

  • It is with great sadness

    That we acknowledge the passing of Barrie Aldridge 1939 – 2012 Barrie represented New Zealand as a member of the 1962, 1974, 1980, 1985, 1989 and 1990 National Bands and remained a stalwart of Woolston Brass from 1961… Read More

  • AGM Presentations & Elections

    Band Member of the Year: Grant Dempsey (chosen by band members) Most Improved Player: Pam Dempsey (chosen by the musical director) Patron: Hilary Muir Vice Patron: Dean Peter Beck President: Dave Christensen Vice Presidents: Neil Hansen, Ross Wise… Read More

  • Farewell to Phil

    It was with great reluctance that our Musical Director, Phil Johnston, resigned from the position of Musical Director of Addington Brass to take up the conductors baton at the New Zealand Army Band. Congratulations Phil on your appointment… Read More

  • Successful Mission

    Despite the traumatic year and the loss of our favourite venue, Addington Brass presented an outstanding City Mission concert on 25th November 2011 Rikki McDonnell was an outstanding guest soloist and raised the level of the concert to… Read More

  • Cathedral Brass

    For many years Addington Brass has proudly moonlighted as Cathedral Brass and performed at significant events in the ChristChurch Cathedral in the Square. We have had the pleasure of providing the music for many occasions including the Antarctic… Read More

  • A bit about Brett

    For 2010 Addington Brass are proud to present Brett Baker on trombone as our feature soloist. “Brett Baker is well established as one of the finest trombonists in Europe and has been described as being at the pinnacle… Read More

  • Another Mission

    Christmas Mission 2010 We are preparing an exciting line up of Christmas music, both traditional arrangements and some old favourites presented in new ways with voice and brass. Again we are pleased to welcome Hilary Muir as our… Read More

  • Phil & Ern

    On Sunday 21st February our Musical Director will put on one of his many other hats and perform at the 2010 Ern Keller Memorial “International Soloist of the Year” competition in Sydney. Phil was invited to be the… Read More

  • 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

  • Christmas Mission a success

    Comments from the audience confirmed that this years Christmas Mission improved on the high standard set in previous years. From the first item where Genevieve singing acapella the first verse of “Once in Royal David’s City” and then… Read More

  • Genevieve Jensen sings for Christmas

    Addington Brass are pleased to announce that Genevieve will be appearing with Addington Brass at Christmas Mission. Genevieve Jenson is a young performer from Christchurch, having just turned eighteen she has completed her second year of her B.Mus… Read More

  • Davey Returns!

    Addington are pleased to welcome Davey back to the fold. This time as the feature soloist in our annual Christmas Mission concert. Born in Hull, East Yorkshire, David followed the family tradition by playing euphonium with the local… Read More

  • Provincial Champions

    Addington Brass have again taken the provincial silverware for the B Grade division home. Winning first place in the: Street March hymn own choice entertainment The Street March was held in the Westpac Centre grounds and despite a… Read More

  • Double All Black …

    …well sort of. Chris Woolley (soprano/trumpet) has had an outstanding year, being selected as a member of the New Zealand Youth Brass Band and also of the New Zealand Youth Orchestra. An impressive effort and well deserved.

  • Obituary – Bruce Knowles

    Bruce Knowles was a valued life member of Addington Brass. Despite not playing so much in recent years he continued to make himself available for committee positions and was a supporter of any activity of the band. As… Read More

  • Result from the National Contest

    Although not reflected by our placing the band performed well at the national championships. We were happy coming off stage on both days and were placed third in the own choice and hymn selection, A fourth equal in… Read More

  • Baby news!

    To Gary and Maree – a gorgeous wee girl Mackenzie Elizabeth.  Born on Thurs 28th (head) and Fri 29th (feet) A very good reason for not making contest this year Gary – it won’t work for next year… Read More

  • Preparing for the National Contest

    It has been a busy few months for Addington Brass. All players are pleased to be working on contest music after a most demanding concert on April 28 which included Moorside Suite, Judges of the Secret Court, and… Read More

  • Sarah, our guest soloist

    Sarah Wilson was born in Nelson. After earning a B.Mus at Auckland University she traveled to the UK to study performance trumpet at the Trinity College of Music in London. She gained a Masters with distinction in performance… Read More

  • Cathedral Brass

    A selection of classical music to please every listener. From Holst to Rimsky-Korsakov, Berlioz to Tchaikovsky. Feature soloist is Sarah Wilson, Trumpet CSO, playing the famous Arutjunjan Trumpet Concerto.

  • Festive Fusion with a mission

    The charity for this year’s concert is the Christchurch City Mission. All profit from the concert will be donated to help the Christchurch City Mission continue to support those less fortunate in our city. Christmas is a busy… Read More

  • Kevin – champion of the world

    Featured soloist at this year’s Christmas concert is Kevin Hickman current New Zealand Champion of Champions and principle cornet of Woolston Brass. Kevin started playing the cornet at the age of 9 in the Feilding Brass Band. At… Read More

  • Excellent percussion

    It is always great to see our young musicians performing. Emma Powell undertook a challenging exam performing four different pieces on three percussion instruments (kit, timpani and marimba), in front of a good sized crowd and an examiner…. Read More

  • Another win! Provincial Champions

    Addington has added to its collection of trophies with a win at the Canterbury Provincial Championships held in Christchurch. The contest consisted of three events: The Street March (Held in the Botanical Gardens!) The Hymn and Own Choice… Read More

  • Concert Review

    Addington Brass in Christchurch Cathedral Friday July 22nd at 7.30 pm Conductor: Iaan J Wilson , Trumpet Soloist:Sarah Wilson , Compeer: Owen Meluish. Reviewed by Barry Brinson. In its alter ego as Cathedral Brass, the band has several… Read More

  • 2006 B Grade Champions!

    First place in the own choice secured our place as the aggregrate winner of the 2006 B Grade Championships held in Dunedin. A second placing (by one point) in the test and a close third in the hymn…. Read More

  • A Walk down Memory Lane

    Addington Brass and Woolston Brass, James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand, Sunday 9th April, 2006. It was indeed a walk down Memory Lane, this concert by Addington Brass and Woolston Brass, honouring Dave Christensen, Life Member… Read More

  • A walk down memory lane

    When this concert was first suggested to Dave, he, in his typical unassuming manner, said he didn’t want any fuss. Well the members of the band thought a “fuss” was appropriate as a thankyou for all the years… Read More

  • Review from 4 bars rest – england

    Brass Opus Goteborg Brass, New Zealand Community Trust Woolston Brass, Addington Brass Guest Soloist: Richard Marshall Christchurch Town Hall New Zealand Sunday 19th March Excerpts from the full review. (to read the full review go here.) Richard Marshall… Read More