Wodonga Brass Band is working on the basis a 2014 ruling preventing it from being removed from its long-standing Hovell Street headquarters until a replacement home is found remains in place.
The band hall's future is back in the spotlight with Wodonga Council allocating $600,000 in its draft budget released this week for the extension of South Street from Hovell to Havelock streets.
The Victorian Treasury over-ruled council on the basis the band hall was on Crown land.
Wodonga Brass Band is in talks with Wodonga Senior Secondary College and council about relocation to the school, but no formal agreement is in place.
Band secretary Greg Morris said the school was its only future home option presently, but there were certain conditions they needed agreement on before moving.
"One of them is preserving our identity and not be consumed by the school," he said.
"All the physical things you need can be provided at the school.
"But the other thing that concerns us is the permanency of any arrangement because once you go onto education property you only need a change of headmaster or change of government or change in regulations and you can be in strife."
Mr Morris said the band's next meeting with council was scheduled for Monday.
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Wodonga mayor Kevin Poulton was evasive when quizzed on the band hall's fate this week following the adoption of the draft budget.
"The band hall has been an ongoing concern for some time," he said.
"But there is some positive work being done by all those involved that decision impacts.
"The user groups are well in conversation. I am comfortable with it.
"It is all dependent on a few things, but the user groups are aware."
The Border Mail sought further clarification on the implications of the South Street works on the band from council staff.
Cr Ron Mildren, who was the band president in 2014, said the South Street extension was "premature to say the least" during Monday night's council meeting.
"There is very little likelihood the brass band will be re-housed next financial year," he said.
"That money is going to sit in the budget and be rolled into something else later on."
The band celebrated 50 years on the site in 2017 with Carols by Candlelight one of its biggest annual events.
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