Arts, Culture and Heritage

Ellesmere Big Band

The Ellesmere Big Band is a 20-piece band playing big band, jazz swing and more modern music. Based in Leeston in their dedicated band hall, they are available for functions such as dances, weddings and corporate functions throughout the Canterbury area. Well-known in the Christchurch swing-dance scene and local favourites at the annual Christchurch Big Band Festival, they also maintain local connections with events such as the Ellesmere A & P Show and ANZAC Day.