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Sunday Bandstand: perfect picnic material


Sunday Bandstand: perfect picnic material

Sunday Bandstand is back for SummerTimes 2014, showcasing outstanding local brass and pipe bands in some of the most picturesque pockets of Christchurch from 2 February – 30 March.

Paul Kean, Christchurch City Council Events Business Coordinator, says the Sunday Bandstand series provides perfect picnic material.

“This year’s venues include the Central Lawn in the Botanic Gardens, a new seaside location near Cave Rock in Sumner and, on one special occasion on 9 February, at Riccarton (Deans) Bush with the All Christchurch Pipe Bands Festival,” he says.

“Sunday Bandstand appeals to the dedicated music-lover looking for impeccably-timed tunes, as well as the casual visitor looking for a sunny afternoon and a pretty backdrop. The music creates a beautiful ambience as people wander around the gardens or play on the beach.”

The Sunday Bandstand concerts are free events, part of the Garden City SummerTimes festival. For more information visit www.summertimes.co.nz.

2 February
Scottish Society Pipe Band of New Zealand
Central Lawn, Botanic Gardens

9 February
Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass
Central Lawn, Botanic Gardens

Stedfast Brass
Sumner (next to Cave Rock)

All Pipe Bands
Deans Bush

16 February
New Brighton Silver
Central Lawn, Botanic Gardens

Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band
Sumner (next to Cave Rock)

23 February
Christchurch Metropolitan Pipe Band
Central Lawn, Botanic Gardens

City of Christchurch Pipe Band
Sumner (next to Cave Rock)

2 March
Caledonian Society Pipe Band and Sumner Silver
Sumner (next to Cave Rock)

9 March
Salvation Army Christchurch City Band
Central Lawn, Botanic Gardens

Addington Brass
Sumner (next to Cave Rock)

16 March
New Brighton Silver
Central Lawn, Botanic Gardens

Sumner Silver (11am–12.30pm)
Allendale Fête, Allendale Domain

23 March
Stedfast Brass
Central Lawn, Botanic Gardens

Addington Brass
Sumner (next to Cave Rock)

30 March
Salvation Army Christchurch City Band
Central Lawn, Botanic Gardens

Scottish Society Pipe Band of New Zealand
Sumner (next to Cave Rock)

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