Wellington Batucada’s 20th Anniversary Party

Save the date and register now!

Batucada in lights at the 2009 Cuba Street Carnival


Saturday night, 21 August 2021

Wellington Batucada is commemorating 20 wonderful years this year – we’d love for you to come and celebrate with us!

Fill out the rego form using the link below – we’ll keep you updated with details and then formally invite you to RSVP. (We’ll be sending invites to the registered list only).

Instead of getting together and playing drums, we’re planning an event that focuses on catching up with friends old and new.

There’ll be live entertainment, a cash bar and some kai. We can’t wait to get together again!

Darryn leading the band at the Petone Winter Festival, February 2009 (probably)

Venue: Toitū Pōneke aka The Hub on Kilbirnie Park (that’s next to the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre)
Date: Saturday 21 August 2021, 6:00pm-2:00am
Entry: Free

Tim leading the band at Te Papa's 10th birthday celebrations

What you need to do

  1. Register here to join our 20th anniversary database
    We’ll be sending invites to the registered list only. Make sure you don’t miss this step if you’re keen to come along.
  2. Share this blog post with ex-members you know – ask them to do the same
    Help us reach everyone by sharing the news with any Bat-friends you know – especially those from waaay back. Please don’t just send us names, ‘cos if you don’t know their email address, chances are we don’t either 🙂

Hope to see you in August!

Ngā mihi
Directors and Committee
Wellington Batucada
New Zealand

Team photo at the 2011 Rugby World Cup - Australia vs South Africa

Notice from your Committee 22/02/10


Wellington Batucada is in search of an Instrument Coordinator.

This volunteer position is responsible for awareness of instrument inventory for the bateria, possible coordination of maintenance of equipment, placing of orders for more equipment when necessary, and being available at Thistle Hall for instrument pickup prior to gigs.

Earn the respect and admiration of your Batucada colleagues! Become the Instrument Coordinator now!


Special Projects

At the 2009 AGM $5000 was budgeted to be spent on Wellington Batucada Special Projects.

A Special Project must have the potential to benefit Wellington Batucada as a whole, not just a minority of its members.

Any member can propose a special project. The committee will decide if a project should go ahead and can stipulate how funds are released from the committee. This may be based on certain deliverables being achieved. The committee should approve projects in a financially responsible manner and a project should not jeopardise Batucada’s financial well-being. The proposal should include (brief bullet points are fine):

  • Title
  • Background to project
  • Summary of project and deliverables promised/expected
  • How this project will benefit Wellington Batucada
  • Detailed budget. This should include timelines and amounts for expenses and possible revenue and include specific details of any funds going to pay for services of Batucada members (for transparency).
  • Timelines for delivery

Proposals are considered quarterly (first Sunday of Dec, March, June and Sept). None were presented in December. The second round of proposals is due by 6 pm Thursday 4th March. Please send to Phill at rendlep@gmail.com.