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Jenny Mair Square Day 2023

December 9th, 2023

For pipe bands and solo piping. This is the second ‘unofficial’ major of the New Zealand pipe band season, and the first where all the Grade One bands compete against each other.

The venue, Palmerston North Square is four acres of park in the centre of the city. It is always held on the second Saturday in December. It has a reputation amongst the bands of being a relaxed and well run competition. Palmerston North is ideally situated to allow bands from Wellington to Hamilton to travel to the contest and be able to return home the same day. That does not prevent bands from Auckland, Christchurch and Australia from coming and staying the weekend. This year is the 43rd Square day.

The draw and times for the 2023 Jenny Mair Highland Square Day.

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Graded Set and Medley Competition – 11.00am Saturday, December 9, 2023

The contest will use one board and run Graded Set and Graded Medley events, commencing with the Grade 4 Set. Bands will be notified of the draw prior to the competition.


Champion Band Doug Miller Cup

Runner-up Band Henderson Cup Trophy

Winner | Medley event McPhee Shield

1st, 2nd, 3rd | Ensemble Annan Trophies

Champion Drum Corps Neil McIntosh Trophy

Champion Tenor Corps Cameron Cup

Winner | Grade 4 Ensemble Ellen Adam Trophy

Winner | Grade 3 Set event Roy Kerr Trophy

Winner | Grade 2 Set event Hitchings Trophy

Winner | Grade 1 Ensemble Ron W Wood Memorial Quaich

Winner | Juvenile event Mair/Bailey Trophy

Champion Grade 2 Band Carmichael Family Trophy

Square Day Winner | Grade 4 Hamilton Family Trophies

Square Day Winner | Grade 3


The Street March event shall commence at 5.30pm near the Palmerston North City Council building and is compulsory for all competing bands. Each band is to follow the path towards the i-Site before a right-wheel is made to then halt at the Massed Bands assembly point as indicated.

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December 9th, 2023


Jenny Mair
027 646 7887
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