Story: Brass and pipe bands

7th Battalion Band beat retreat, Anzac Day 2012

The 7th Wellington and Hawke's Bay Battalion Army Reserve Band perform the beat retreat ceremony in front of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on 25 April 2012. This was their last performance as an army band, as they were officially disbanded in the 2012 military band budget cuts. They did, however, play on as a voluntary group, and were still able to use their original uniforms and instruments.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Brass and pipe bands - Military bands, 1900 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014