Waikato Symphonic Band is comprised of members of many ages; from high school students, and tertiary/university students, to members of the workforce.
The band performs community concerts, as well as regional festivals, such as the Matamata Festival of Bands, and the Hawke's Bay Festival of Bands, where the band has consistently performed to a high standard, earning them many Gold awards.
Stewart Stanbridge is well known throughout the New Zealand concert band world. When he founded the band in 1988 he established a work ethic that has resulted in many band members going on to successful professional careers in music. Others who have passed through the band in a more recreational frame of mind will testify to a hugely formative and enjoyable experience in music under Stewart’s direction.