Story: Brass and pipe bands

A winning band (1st of 2)

A winning band

The Woolston Brass Band of Christchurch won the premier A grade band title at the New Zealand Brass Band championships in 2006, as well as being named band of the year. Woolston Brass has long had a reputation as one of the leading brass bands in the country, and was particularly successful in the early 2000s, winning four national competitions in succession from 2009. In 2006 one of the band's cornet players, Kevin Hickman (standing, left), also won the title of champion cornet player, and champion of champions.

Using this item

Otago Daily Times
Reference: 10 July 2006, p. 5
Photograph by Gerard O'Brien

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Brass and pipe bands - Brass bands, 1880s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014