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WANGANUI BAND AND THE JUDGE. (Per Press Association.) " WANGANUI," February 17. The Wanganui Garrison Band was heartily welcomed home by a very large crowd to-night. Conductor Wade, in reply to the Mayor's address of welcome, said that he was satisfied with the band's performance at Auckland contest. It had been reported in an Auckland paper, he said, that Captain Bentley had placed . a black mark against his band's name for misconduct, in Saturday's'incident. He warmly refuted this charge. The Wanganui Garrison, he said, was one of the finest dis--1 ciplined bands in New Zealand. >._ His band would never play again m a North Island band, contest tinder Captain Bentley unless that gentleman did the honourable thing and retracted the unwarranted imputation. Mr Wade did not comment on the judging.

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THE BAND CONTEST, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8797, 18 February 1914

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THE BAND CONTEST Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8797, 18 February 1914

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