Nelson is an exciting and vibrant community that enjoys an enviable lifestyle. Nelson City Brass is an integral part of that lifestyle.

Established in 1857 as part of the military and with roots going back to 1841 Nelson City Brass is one of the oldest Brass Bands in New Zealand.

The band is made up of a diverse cross section of the community ranging in age from 13 to 85. The band meets every Thursday night at its bandrooms .

Members of the band believe that having fun is a prerequisite to also making good music. The band has regular social events and would like all of its members to feel part of the band family.

The band over the years has had considerable success at local and national level and is currently graded C Grade. The band also undertakes concerts in the community and has supported many national artists in their performances.