Our Committee

The committee for the 2021 National Brass Band Championships is comprised of experienced Christchurch locals with assistance from veteran contest organisers from throughout New Zealand. We’re available to provide advice regarding accommodation, rehearsal spaces, transportation, advertising opportunities, dining recommendations, and socialising options.

We have been involved in brass bands for most of our lives and want to make this contest one of the best you have ever attended.

If there is anything you need to know, please feel free to contact us.

Chairman – Graham Hickman

Graham is the Director of Music of the NZ Army Band. He has spent 38 years in the military and is an accomplished musician, conductor, adjudicator and administrator.

Contact Graham by phone or email.

Band Liaison – Helen Lee

Helen is the BBANZ Contest Manager with a lifetime of experience in the New Zealand brass band movement.

Contact Helen by email  

Secretary – Cathy Biddington

Cathy has been involved in brass bands all her life and been a member of a number of Canterbury bands, including Addington Brass, 2nd Canterbury NMWC Band and Woolston Brass.

Treasurer – Rebecca Reside

Rebecca has been immersed in the brass band movement her entire life, having grown up listening to her father play cornet with Woolston Brass. At age ten she started playing Tenor Horn through the Woolston academy and is still a member of the Woolston Brass fraternity. Rebecca works as an accountant and spends the remainder of her time at the netball courts, as she works her way up the New Zealand netball umpiring ranks.

Social/Digital Media – Cameron Burnett

Cameron is a drummer and percussionist in the New Zealand Army Band, and is 2IC in the units Communications department.

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