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  1. jeanne bader nee lindsay says:

    I came to the band round about 1969 – 79 were we practised in the rooms at keyes Road and the band president was Mr Harold Henry and Geogg Butter was conductor. We played regularly together with the Highland pipe band. At that time we were decked out in our $2000 worth of new uniforms (1972) some of the band menbers at that time were, John Butler and his wife Anne Lilley who was drummer and sister Lois Lilley, Shirley Butler, were part of the drum crope that had eight side drummers,Allan Lilly, Arthur Neale (drum Major) and Jimmy Hill, and Les Gribbin, Bill Butler and Les and Vic Gribbin. In 1974 there were seven girls and a big learners class. A lot of work was done to earn money for the new hall were people collected old newpapers. –

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your comment Jeanne. As you will see in our most recent band photo, some of the players you mention are still in the band and are enjoying the playing and fellowship just as much as ever.
      I did find your comment about playing with the Pipe Band rather interesting. We haven’t played with our local pipers for some time (other than at funerals) and perhaps that is something we should look at doing again in the near future. The Band has a terrific core of young players at the moment. They are coming on in leaps and bounds and I’m sure they are all looking forward to our upcoming contest in Timaru in three or four weeks time. Are you still playing? ‘B’

  2. John Butler says:

    I enjoyed the playout Labour weekend pity there were not more members. All I can say is good luck in Timaru, I will be there to hear and see you, sorry I cannot play with the band, I will be with Timaru.

  3. John Butler says:

    ongratulation on your win, new conductor, new blood[as they say] see you now at timaru nationals!!!!!

  4. Geoff Scott says:

    Hi folks, great to see Band is still going strong and a number of you still ‘tootling’ or supporting.
    Regards to all.

  5. John Butler says:

    congrats on winning all at provicial sorry i wasn’t there to hear.

  6. John Butler says:

    The history of this band is not only on the wall of the band room in photo form but is in a book which has been pringted.

  7. John Butler says:

    Well done Mathew, Beat The “Seaton family” again

  8. John Butler says:

    BAND ROOM EXCELLENT, WELL DONE,

  9. John Butler says:

    Thanks for the celebration for Dad we thoroughly enjoyed it, congratulations must go to the organiser who ever. Yes we saw the book and who ever did it needs a special thanks. To do a program like that was fantastic. The work that has gone into the band room was enough to say great job and organise.

  10. Hello everybody!
    We want to thank you for inviting us and having us such a great time with you all!
    We had a fantastic evening!
    Lots of greetings!
    Wibke
    Blaskapelle Hemslingen

    • admin says:

      Hello everyone from Blaskapelle Hemslingen
      It was just terrific to meet you all while you were touring in New Zealand. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with you. Whenever any of your band members or supporters are back in Christchurch again be sure to look us up. We would love to catch up again.
      Warm regards
      Bruce -NBSB

  11. JOHN says:

    MERRY XMAS TO ALL MEMBERS [2013]

  12. alan jones says:

    ..played in band 1956 to 1958…Fred Turner was conductor…We entered C grade Nat Champs in Dunedin 1958. If you have photo of our quickstep …look for for the slightly out of step 14 year old cornet player….

  13. alan jones says:

    sadly your message board seems to be sadly neglected..previous posting seem to have a couple of years ago…hope the band is in good shape…

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your message Alan. The band is in very good shape thanks. We have now appointed a Webmaster to keep things more up to date. Regards Jane