It’s time to renew your membership for 2021-2022
Wellington Batucada relies on membership fees to cover many of our ongoing costs such as instrument purchases and rehearsal hall hire.
Standard membership: $45
Unwaged/student membership: $35
Voluntary additional donation: however much you like, if you wish
If you are a new beginner joining in 2021, your membership fees are due by 31st July 2021, and your membership will extend through until 31st August 2022. Existing members renew for the following year in September.
About the donation
Members can make a voluntary donation to the band, once a year, in addition to their membership fee. This is not the same as your weekly koha at band practice.
Wellington Batucada is a charity, and your donation (not your membership fee) is tax-deductible. The form includes a donation receipt request, which you will need for your tax return.
So – if you want to give the band a bit more than the annual membership fee, please indicate this in the form below. If you request a receipt, we will send this to you at the end of the tax year. We don’t send out receipts for your weekly koha, or for your membership subs.
Membership benefits include:
- The use of the Wellington Batucada practice venue
- The use of Wellington Batucada owned instruments
- Receiving the weekly Wellington Batucada BATMAIL
- Getting your hands on the Batucada drum notation PDFs so you can practice at home
- Ongoing access to the members-only section of the website
And, you need to be a member of Wellington Batucada to:
- Attend Batucada band practice
- Perform at gigs once you’ve been signed-off
- Attend the AGM
- Vote on Wellington Batucada matters and for the committee
Please note that there are checkboxes on the form to indicate whether or not you want to be part of the performance group for the coming year. If you’re a beginner, you’re definitely not ready to tick these yet – but sometime within the next 6-18 months, you most definitely could be!
Band members please tick the performance checkboxes only if you have been officially signed-off by Tim or Darryn (drummers), or Arawhetu or Hillary (dancers). Sign-off indicates that the directors are completely confident in your ability to perform in parades and/or on-stage.
Paying your membership fee
Your membership fees cover the year 1st September 2021 – 31st August 2022.
If you are a new beginner joining in 2021, your membership fees are due by 31st July 2021, and your membership will extend through until 31st August 2022.
Once you’ve submitted this form, please make sure you pay your membership fee (and donation, if applicable) online:
Please make a deposit into the Wellington Batucada bank account:
Account no. 38-9012-0348830-00
Put your name and “MEMBERSHIP 21-22” in the payment detail fields
Thank you for supporting Wellington Batucada.