Story: Brass and pipe bands

National contest-winning bands, 1880–2014 (2nd of 2)

This table shows the winning bands from national contests from 1880 to 2014. Contests from 1880 to 1889 were between bands at national gatherings of volunteer units. Bands from 1890 are the winners of the A-grade section of the contests. In some years between 1903 and 1924 there were national contests in the North Island and the South Island in which bands from both islands could compete.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Brass and pipe bands - Brass bands, 1880s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014