town without a Band is not a complete entity" N.S.Tankersley. Mayor,
report and details
2016 AGM available on Recent
Masterton District Band is proud to have been
serving the community since 1873. Our name may have changed from time
to time, mostly to adapt to local government name changes, but the Band
has been there without a break.
We are the de facto Band for the whole Wairarapa,
performing anywhere from Mauriceville in the north to Featherston in
the south. Christmas parades, Anzac Day parades, civic functions and
community events such as the annual Teddy Bears' Picnic and the Relay
are also an active "contesting" Band, and
compete annually in the Wellington District Brass Band Association
(WDBBA) Contest. At the 2016 BBANZ National Contest in Napier we
placed first in the Stage March and and were second overall in the D Grade, losing by a mere one point.
We practice every Monday evening between 7pm and
9pm at our wonderful Bandroom in Park Avenue, Masterton.