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Bruce Stevens (Lt Col) - Executive Officer

Married to Debra. Has two children (Kerry and Mitchell) and four grandsons

SA Officer - Divisional Commander Victoria Division

Home corps: Box Hill Citadel, bandsman

Appointed MSB Executive Officer in 2014

Ken Waterworth - Bandmaster

Married to Lynne; four adult children: Ashlea, Kara, Chevaune and Brandon

Employed as SA Territorial Creative Arts Director

Home corps: Box Hill Citadel since 1992; Corps band conductor [his wife says he is not allowed to be the bandmaster!]

Joined MSB in 1979, played euphonium prior to appointment as Bandmaster in 1994



Stephen Creek - Soprano Cornet

Music Instrumental teacher and Just Brass Tutor 

Home corps: Ringwood, Just Brass Tutor, Bandsman,  Worship band

Joined MSB: June 2014, plays cornet

Dean Rusling - Principal Solo Cornet

Married with two children, Jessica and Corey

Self employed

Home corps: Camberwell, bandsman; originally from Hamilton New Zealand

First joined MSB 1995-96 on cornet. Rejoined in 2010 on Soprano Cornet

Brad Todd - Solo Cornet

Employed as a brass tutor at St. Andrews Christian College. Brass tutor for Ringwood Just Brass and a private trumpet teacher. 

Home corps: Box Hill Citadel, bandsman

Joined MSB in 2013, plays cornet

Garry Todd - Solo Cornet

Married to Linda, two boys Bradley and Matthew

Employed in sales and installation of x-ray equipment
Corps bandmaster at Waverley Temple for last 15 years. (Ex Chalk Farm UK),

Joined MSB in October 1991; has played cornet and flugelhorn - was principal cornet since 2008-2016

Jason Stewart - Solo Cornet

Elisha van Gaalen - First Cornet

Is a small retail business owner/manager

Corps: Waverley Temple, band member

Joined MSB in January 2011 on cornet 

Bailey Lake - First Cornet

Gordon Moore - Second Cornet

Married to Nancy, have two children, Amanda and Johnathon 

National Account Manager for multi State Workers Compensation Programs at Allianz Australia Ltd

Home corps: Brimbank City, plays trumpet in the Worship Band

First joined MSB in 1981, again in 1996 and currently from July 2014.

Captain Lance Jeffrey (Assistant Executive Officer)


Scott Downes - Flugel Horn

Married with 2 children

Employment: IT Manager

Home corps: Waveryle Temple, bandsman

Joined MSB in July 2011 on flugel horn


Britteny Ling - Solo Horn

Brass Instrumental Teacher, Just Brass tutor

Home corps: South Barwon; Bandmaster, Just Brass Leader, worship team member

Joined MSB August 2012 on cornet


Yasmin Van Gaalen-Prentice - Second Horn

Chaplain Salvo Stores

Home corps: Waverley Temple, Corps Cadet Counsellor

Date joined MSB January 2015 on tenor horn



Mark Hamilton - First Baritone

Married to Kylie with daughter, Eva

Employed as a physics teacher

Bandmaster at home corps, Ringwood Bandmaster                     

First joined MSB 1993. Has also played euphonium.


Captain Gareth MacDonald - Second Baritone

Married to Alison, have 2 children Jessica and Jackson
Project Support Officer - National Mission Department
Home Corps - Camberwell, Bandsman
 Joined MSB - January 2019

Paul Prince (Band Treasure)


Paul Smith - First Trombone (Deputy Bandmaster)

Married to Robyn. Children: Taylah, Jackson & Riley

Employed as Director of Performing Arts at Ruyton Girls' School

Home corps: Ringwood, bandsman, Just Brass tutor,

Joined MSB January 1989 on trombone


Ken Marsh - First Trombone

Married to Christine. Two children Lauren & Peta

Employed as Police Prosecutor

Home corps Preston Citadel, Bandsman

Joined MSB June 2013 on trombone

Nigel Alexander - Second Trombone

Andrew Short - Bass Trombone


Jamie Smith - Euphonium

Married to Kerryn. Has two daughters, Caitlin & Emily

Employed as an Architectural Draftsman

Home corps: Camberwell, bandsman and husband of the Family & Children's pastor!

Joined MSB: July 1994, on euphonium currently, previously on tenor horn 


Craig Downes - Euphonium

Married to Kerryn, son Michael

Employed as a Finance Consultant

Home corps: Box Hill; bandsman and Planned Giving Committee member

Joined MSB January 2011 on euphonium



Nigel Mapes - EEb Bass

Married to Jo, daughter Ellie

Public relations and fundraising manager for The Salvation Army

Home corps: Ringwood, Just Brass Band Leader (originally from Norwich Citadel UK)

Joined MSB April 2007 on BBb tuba 

Stewart Orchard - EEb Bass

Married to Vanessa, two daughters Hannah & Talitha
Relationship Manager Community Fundraising
Home corps: Ringwood, bandsman
Joined MSB: June 2000, currently EEb Bass, previously on BBb Bass


LukeVan Gaalen - EEb Bass

Ryan Van Gaalen - Bb Bass

Employed as a Secondary School Teacher

Home corps: Waverley Temple, Bandsman

Joined MSB in 2013 on BBb tuba


Joel Fanner - Bb Bass

Married to Jess

Home corps: South Barwon Corps, bandsman

Joined MSB in August 2011 and has played EEb Bass and BBb Bass


Darren Waterworth (Band Secretary)

Married to Denise; two boys, Ben and Jake

Employed as school business manager

Home corps: Box Hill Citadel; Finance and Governance advisor                 

Joined MSB in June 1981 on percussion


Michael Agnew

Married to Judi, 3 children: Ryan, Hollie & Tyler

Home corps: Box Hill, bandsman

Joined MSB percussion section around 1994


Shaun Maxfield - (Quartermaster)

Employed as Postal Transport Officer with Australia Post

Home corps: Preston, bandsman

Joined MSB November 1999 as Quartermaster and Librarian