The KBB Music Festival showcases secondary school orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands in Auckland. The festival celebrated 35 years in 2020, having started out as the Auckland Secondary Schools Band and Orchestra Festival. The Festival began with a few schools combining for performances and has since grown in both size and stature. Groups perform in professional venues, competing for awards and a place in the gala concerts.
The 2021 KBB Music Festival will be held from 9 to 14 August at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell.
Gala concerts will be held at 2pm and 6:30pm on Saturday 14th August.