Proposed Band Contest.
At a meeting of the Ashburton County Band on Monday evening, a circular of an important character was read from the Temuka Municipal Brass Band. The correspondence pointed out that with a view to raising the standard of playing amongst second-class bands not in a position to compete *at the Urge contests held in the colony from time to time, it had been decided by several country bands to form an association on similar lines to that obtaining in Otago and Southland, and to hold a contest in Temuka at an early date. The association would not be in a position to give very large prizes, but in the selection would be included—.£6O fiirst prize, £20 second prize, £10 third; solo and quartette competition, for gold aud silver medals. It was suggested that the contest bo held at the end of October. After discussion it was unanimously decided 1 o support the movement and to instruct the Kecretary to reply that the Ashburton Bund would enter fpr the contest providing it was held in the middle of November. It was also suggested that bands entering should be comprised of players who had been bona fide members at least iot two months prior to the holding of the contest. The secretary was also requested to congratulate the Temuka Municipal Band on having decided to tafee such a step.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6595, 14 June 1905
Proposed Band Contest. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6595, 14 June 1905
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