The Trusts’ Waitakere Brass has donated around 50 original sets of band music to Waratah Brass Band. Last June’s floods were devastating for Waratah, with the band losing its entire library of music and incurring thousands of dollars of damage to equipment.
Waratah Band president and Tuba player Grahame Scott visited New Zealand last week and took the opportunity to attend a Waitakere rehearsal, where the music was officially gifted to the band. "The band has overcome a lot in the past few months with the floods destroying their bandroom, instruments, music and whole history.
Waitakere Brass’ Musical Director Steven Booth played with Waratah at the Australian National Championships in Brisbane last month and commented: “The band has overcome a lot in the past few months with the floods destroying their bandroom, instruments, music and whole history. Hopefully this music can go a little way to rebuilding the band’s library".