To celebrate 160 years of brass banding service to Marlborough, the Marlborough District Brass Band will perform a special public concert in ASB Theatre Marlborough at Waitangi weekend 2022.
The band's proud history dates back to October 1861 when a meeting of citizens was called to form a Brass Band. The first concert was held two years later under the baton of Mr M Saunders as Blenheim Citizens Band. Subsequent army affiliations saw the band move through Blenheim Garrison Band to 10th Mounted Regimental Band and 2nd Marlborough Battalion Band before being returned to the town in 1962 as Blenheim Municipal Band and finally changing name in 1993 to Marlborough District Brass Band to better reflect the area represented.
Tickets on sale now at ASB Theatre Marlborough and online on the ASB Theatre website.