Brass, Concert Bands, Stage Bands.



I grew up in Rural NSW in a coal mining area strong in English/Welsh heritage. From an early age I was introduced to the cornet as part of the town’s Municipal Brass Band. This continued right through my formative education. As part of the local Primary and High schools I was part of the Concert Band and Orchestras, culminating in a tour of NZ when I was 15. When my teaching career started in earnest I was Conductor of Tuggeranong Community Band (ACT), and Bandmaster at Kerang Citizens Band for 2 years. I taught Brass instruments during several during my career. When living in East Gippsland I conducted mass band community events. In recent years I played in various community concert bands and orchestras, including Cranbourne Lions and Chelsea Concert Bands. I conducted the high Profile City of Casey Showcase in 2015. From 2000-2011 I developed the Flinders College from 1 concert band in 2000 to 11 Concert Bands and Stage Ensembles, winning many awards at the Melbourne School Bands Festival. In summary:

  • Formative education spent in Brass, Concert bands and Orchestras with a touring profile

●  Musically Directed community and Brass Bands

●  Conducted the Prestigious City of Casey showcase 2015

●  Taught Brass Instruments with success in State and Independent Schools

●  Grew the Concert Band Program at Flinders College from 1-11 ensembles in 10 years (2000-2010).

●  Have been asked to conduct the Cranbourne Lions Concert Band on a permanent basis in 2019.

●  I can also play Concert band and Orchestral percussion Instruments.

● I also have serviceable knowledge of all woodwind instruments, invaluable when conducting a concert band

Use of Student Leaders, 2014
Award winning Public Performances – Concert Bands

Over the years my ensembles have won various awards, including Melbourne School Bands festival. Regular high profile performances, I believe, are essential for delivering a vibrant Ensemble culture.

Highly Interactive and Engaging School Concerts – Bendigo, 2013
Stage Bands -FCCC at the Melbourne School Bands Festival, 2010
Concert Bands -FCCC at the Melbourne School Bands Festival, 2010
ON TOUR, Port Arthur, Tasmania 2011


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