DUNEDIN BRASS BAND CONTEST, QUICKSTEP

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Brass bands from Dunedin and Invercargill parade for the judges on a rainy October Saturday at Carisbrook Park. A carefully balanced film which gives enough viewing of each band to satisfy the players and audience. Typical of a local interest film taken by a local photographer/cinematographer who in this case was also projectionist at one of the main theatres in Dunedin. This film would have featured when screened and advertised and a local reviewer noted that faces in audience could be clearly identified.

10 ft. “Citizens Dunedin”.
13 ft. Army Warrant officer judge takes notes. Band drill very sloppy. Crowd on embankment in background.
66 ft. “St Kilda”.
70 ft. Band marches past. Band marches off as camera pans to crowd.
103 ft. “Caversham”.
108 ft. Band marches past. It is raining - the crowd have umbrellas. Band halts with embankment behind - the best so far. The judge in bowler hat records accordingly.
153 ft. “Kaikorai”.
156 ft. Band marches past flanked by the judges. A handsome wheel about and march past.
199 ft. “Balclutha”
203 ft. Band marches towards camera then wheels about as the military judge moves briskly out to check the files.
253 ft. “Dominion Invercargill”.
256 ft. Band marches past. Patient crowd sheltering under umbrellas as the judges surround the band. At the start of the sequence the chief judge is caught on camera as he tells Gore, the cameraman, that this is the last band.
312 ft. Finish

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Year 1912

Reference number F9933

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:03:28

Production company New Queens Theatre, Dunedin

Credits Photography: Henry C Gore

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