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 135 groups taking part from more than 50 schools across the greater Auckland region.

The Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust (ASSMFT) AGM will be help in the Music room (B11) at Epsom Campus, Faculty of Education Auckland University, at 6pm on Thursday 21st September. Anyone interested in attending are most welcome.

The 2018 FESTIVAL will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, from the 6th to the 11th August.

“Kia ora and welcome to the KBB Music Festival website. Now in its 33rd 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