Marching teams put on a display
The Matamata Leisure Marching Display is this Sunday, March 11 at Bedford Park and the community is invited to come and watch.
Entry is free and there will be raffles, food and loads of other things available to buy.
The display starts at 10.30am with 11 teams taking part.
Deputy Mayor Jan Barnes will take the salute with Ron the Piper from Te Aroha leading the march past.
A maze march is scheduled so people can have a go at marching.
Coach Dawn White said it gave Mata- mata’s two leisure marching teams, the Kaimai Rangers and the Kaimai Guards, the perfect opportunity to practise before the national display in Dunedin.
Both teams have been fundraising to attend the national event and said they appreciated the support of the Matamata community and businesses.
Fun, fitness and friendship are the key components of the leisure marching teams in Matamata and Ms White said there had been a lot of interest expressed in establishing team.
‘‘ We have a really good time when we’re together so if numbers justify it, we will look at the option,’’ Ms White said.
If you are interested in becoming a member of a leisure marching team please feel free to approach any of the leisure marching team members on Sunday.
Should the weather turn nasty the display will be cancelled.
On display: Members of the Kaimai Guards leisure marching team are looking forward to entertaining the crowd at Bedford Park.
Fine tuned: The Kaimai Rangers will use their display day at Bedford Park as a practice run for New Zealand Display Nationals in Dunedin.