Masterton District Brass Band
143 years of service to the community
"A town without a Band is not a complete entity" N.S.Tankersley. Mayor, Masterton, 1973
Chairman's report and details of 2016 AGM available on Recent Events page

Masterton District Band is proud to have been continuously 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 for Life.

We 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.


We are members of The Brass Bands' Association of New Zealand, BBANZ We are members of  the Wellington Brass Bands Association We are a charitable organisation, registered with the New Zealand Charities Commision, registration number CC24894