- 1930's during the Depression, Marching was born in New Zealand, to keep the nation's young women fit and healthy
- 1932 Wellington Interhouse Marching & Recreation Association was formed and held it first outdoor display at the Basin Reserve
- 1939 Members of the forces. joined at war's end by returning members of armed services, drawn into the sport, restructuring it based on rigid military style
- 1945 New Zealand Marching and Recreation Association formed.Mr George Austad elected first President.
- 1946 The first New Zealand Senior Championships held in Timaru, Champion Team Manahuna of Timaru
- 1946 First Handbook issued. Post-war marching becomes more feminine and technical.
- 1949 NZ Senior Championships in Wellington abandoned halfway through competition due to northwesterly gales and torrential rain
- 1950 Auslebrook March commissioned for New Zealand Marching Assn by Auslebrook & Co Ltd. Music composed by Mr HC Goffin of Wellington
- 1951 The first playing of the Auslebrook March at a publlic performance in the Botanical Gardens, Wellington by the Port Nicholson Silver Band
- 1951 The first 'official' magazine for marching was published - Quick March
- 1952 Blair Athol sea voyage to the United Kingdom and pioneer international travel.
- 1952 The Auslebrook March recorded in London by HMV, played by the Fairy Aviation Works Band
- 1953 Grenadiers Guards of Whangarei, Champion NZ Team placing 1st in all 7 sections at the Championships
- 1953 Grenadier Guards of Whangarei visited Australia and marched at Australian Championships in Singleton (NSW).
- 1953 Auckland Marching Championships held in conjunction with the Easter Show
- 1953 Teams throughout the country march for the Royal Tour of the Queen and Prince Philip
- 1954 First North Island Championships held at Petone Recreation Ground, Wellington. 15 teams competed, Sargettes of Wellington Champion Team
- 1957 First NZ Championship for Junior Grade held in Christchurch. Champion Team Hamilton City Silver of Hamilton
- 1958 Sargettes of Wellington visit Suva, Fiji for the Hibiscus Festival giving the first display of marching in Fiji