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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.



Taumarunui Brass Band

Taumarunui's first brass band was formed around 1906 or 1907 and was initially reported to have had a 'chequered career' including outstanding debts over instruments that took many years to pay off.

From 1910 when Mr Frank Woodmass took over the baton, things rapidly improved and the band flourished up until the early 1920's when it was in recess due to lack of bandsmen.

The 'Taumarunui Boys Band' was formed in 1927 and was later renamed as the 'Taumarunui Silver Band' in 1938 as the 'Boys Band' name was keeping older and more experienced players from joining