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-.. :*-WELLlNGTo#}'Marph:-,.5..,!-. The Royal Artillery Band, which cam'b fc to r New '"Zealand under engagement to the Auckland..Exhibition..authorities,: left for' England/bythe Ruapehu' to-day., Captain Preeston, pfiicer in command, desires, on behalf of riiem-ers'-o'f'tiie, band,tb express a liearty ..appreciation '"'of the splendid receptions they ;had i everywhere been given at their concerts ,in New/ Zealand/; He also •wishes to acknowledge the liberal, treatment" accorded them by .thef-Exhibition authorities, who, he saad,'did ceverythmg they could to ensure their-' comfort.; "We; are," he continued, "very grateful' for''the hospitality which has been everywhere shown to us, and carry away pleasant, memories of our stay in New' Zealand."'"/ }}//„'//' -/Speaking personally, Captain Prees-, toit r said .what struck/him; most m/thc 'Smith Island wiisfM /similafity/to/parte: of "the Old Country, - arid when/he/came to ith'o" North Island, he/was charmed with its primeval forests, and amazed at its thermal wonders. "And as to sport," he added, "well,! have had the best trout; fishing of my life at Taupo. The member? of the Royal Artillery Band had few opportunities of hearing bands in New Zealand, as they were on tour during the' band contests at the exhibition, but the feeling was expressed 'that wood-wind instruments were required in the Dominion bands, and constant practice was essential. On its way to New Zealand the Royal Artillery Band practised on an average four hours a day/ : '/ ' -

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ROYAL ARTILLERY BAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914

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ROYAL ARTILLERY BAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914

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