The Temuka Pipe Band has been invited to take part in military tattoos in Berlin in October 2013 and Basel, Switzerland, in 2015.
To fundraise for these events, a housie night will be held on Thursday, December 13 at the Pipe Band Hall on Denmark St, Temuka.
Instead of money, players will play for prizes donated by local businesses and band members.
As well as learning new music for the overseas events, the band will compete in the New Zealand contest programme, including the 2013 national contest in Timaru next March.
The Temuka band was the first New Zealand pipe band band to play in Moscow (2007) which led to its participation in Basel in 2009.
It is the first New Zealand band to be invited a second time to Basel.
- The Timaru Herald