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Family: Married to Debra for 40 years with 2 officer children and 5 awesome grandsons
Employment: Salvation Army Officer – Victoria Divisional Commander
Corps and involvement: Box Hill Corps – Corps Band
Date Joined: 2014
Favourite Piece: There are so many including ‘My Comfort and Strength’ and ‘Procession to Covenant’
Favourite Scripture: Psalm 32 – I love how it calls us to transparency about the reality of our lives
Favourite MSB Memory: Boundless Concert with VASA Gospel Choir
Family: Married to Lynne; four adult children: Ashlea, Kara, Chevaune and Brandon
Employment: Manager Worship Art
Corps and involvement: Box Hill Citadel since 1992; Corps band conductor [his wife says he is not allowed to be the bandmaster!]
Date Joined: 1979, played euphonium prior to appointment as Bandmaster in 1994
Favourite Piece: The Present Age [Leslie Condon]. The message is still relevant today as it was when first presented back in the '60s.
Favourite Scripture: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
Favourite Memory: International ministry and mission experiences, such as ISB 120 and the congress in Zambia, along with special occasions for outreach at major concert halls and local community festivals around Australia. Future Brass continues to be a favourite memory as we encourage and journey with the next generation of musicians in The Salvation Army.
Other family in the MSB: My brother Darren is in the band. My father, Robin, was a playing member of the band for 32 years and continued assisting the band with merchandise sales for a further 6 years.
Family: Christopher (Father dec.), Karina (Mother), Raymond (brother)
Employment: Primary School Teacher
Corps and involvement: Ringwood Corps, Band, worship band, Just Brass volunteer, Genesis Brass
Date Joined: May 2014
Favourite Piece: Resurgam by Eric Ball
Favourite Scripture: Philippians 4: 6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Favourite MSB Memory: Staff Band trips to Switzerland, Zambia and South Africa
Family: Married to Roslyn with 5 Children, Tilly (Daughter) & Husband Shannon, Josh (son) and wife Chantelle, Lincoln (son) and Nicole, Nicola (Daughter) and Wal (Son). 6 Grandchildren Case, Mack, Evie (Tilly & Shannon), Owen, Harper & Peyton (Josh & Chantelle).
Employment: Self-employed in the construction industry.
Corps and Involvement: Preston Corps, Involved in men’s bible study & bandsmen
Date Joined: November 1993
Favourite Piece: The Present Age, Leslie Condon
Favourite Scripture: Isiah 40:31
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Favourite MSB Memory: ISB120
Family: Wife Linda and 2 sons Bradley and Matthew
Employment: Director of Radiographic Supplies, a company that sells x-ray imaging equipment
Corps and involvement: Waverley Temple corps, where I am the Bandmaster
Date Joined: September 1991
Favourite Piece: Resurgam, The Eternal Presents, Just as I am, My Masters Will.
Favourite Scripture: Romans 8 V1 .Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Favourite MSB Memory: the tour of Zambia and UK
Family: 4 sisters
Employment: Music Student at The University of Melbourne
Corps and Involvement: South Barwon Corps, Bandsmen
Date Joined: February 2018
Favourite Piece: Fire in the Blood
Favourite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Favourite Memory: Performing at Birmingham Symphony hall with the Australian Territorial Youth Band.
Employment:Small Business Owner/Manager.
Corps and involvement: Waverley Temple - Band.
Date Joined: January 2011.
Favourite Piece: In Quiet Pastures by Ray Steadman- Allen.
Favourite Scripture: Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Favourite MSB Memory: ISB 120 celebration weekend in 2011 and Switzerland in 2015.
Other family in MSB: My mother Gail was in the band for 11 years, brother Ryan on Bb Bass and brother Luke currently on Eb Bass.
Family: Nancy (wife), Johnathon & Amanda
Employment: Senior Account Manager. Allianz Austral Limited
Corps and involvement: Moreland. Bandmaster
Date Joined: Which time! First time in 1981. Current time with the Band since July 2014
Favourite Piece: It can change several times a day but, Fanfare of Praise by Robert Redhead
Favourite Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:5: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (NIV)
Favourite MSB Memory: Our Tour of Africa certainly impacted on me and my life as a Salvationist
Family: Married with 2 children
Employment: IT Manager
Corps and involvement: Waverley Temple, bandsman
Date joined: July 2011
Favourite piece: The Present Age (Leslie Condon)
Other family in the MSB: Craig Downes (brother)
Family: Aria (dog) and Gandalf (cat)
Employment: Territorial Just Brass Consultant, The Salvation Army
Corps and involvement: South Barwon, Bandmaster
Date Joined: August 2012
Favourite Piece: The Present Age - Leslie Condon
Favourite Scripture: I love that Adonai heard my voice when I prayed;
Psalm 116:1 (CJB)
Favourite Memory: Every moment in MSB
Other family in MSB: Uncle Peter Wood played trombone in the band before going to the Training College
Family: Married to Kylie, daughter Eva
Employment: Head of Science, Physics Teacher
Corps and involvement: Ringwood: Bandmaster & Just Brass bandleader
Date Joined: originally 1993
Favourite Piece: Just as I am (Wilfred Heaton)
Favourite Scripture: Proverbs 3: 5- 6,
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Favourite MSB Memory: Rehearsing "I Know Thou Art Mine' under the leadership of Len Ballantine in the old band room in Bourke Street
Other family in MSB: Ian Hamilton (father) was Executive Officer of the band, David Collinson (Brother in law) was principle trombone in the 1990s
Family: Married to Alison, Jessica & Jackson
Employment: Officer Recruitment Secretary Victoria
Corps and involvement: Camberwell, bandsman
Date Joined: Jan 2019
Favourite Piece: I have many favourite pieces including the March Celebration
Favourite Scripture: Psalm 51
Favourite MSB Memory: Accompanying Silvie Palidino in concert
Family: Nat (wife), Tara, Benjamin, Zach, Imogen, Maddison & Willow
Employment: Relationship Manager, Philanthropy
Corps and involvement: Preston / Bandsman
Date Joined: 2013 (BBb Bass)
Favourite Piece: By Love Compelled (RSA), Atonement (R. Trigg), The New Covenant (J. Curnow)
Favourite Scripture: James 4:7-10
So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.
Favourite MSB Memory: 2015 tour Switzerland & UK finishing with the Boundless Congress, 2018 South Africa/Zambia
Name: Paul Smith
Family: Robyn (wife), Taylah, Jackson, Riley (children)
Employment: Director of Music, Ruyton Girls’ School
Corps and involvement: CSM, Bandsman, Genesis Brass Leader
Date Joined: January, 1989
Favourite Piece: Symphony of Thanksgiving, The Present Age
Favourite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5&6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”
Favourite MSB Memory: ISB 120 Weekend, 2011
Other family in MSB: Jamie Smith (brother)
Name: Ken Marsh
Family: Wife – Christine; 2 Daughters – Lauren & Peta; Granddaughter – Marian Grandson - Leo
Employment: Victorian Police Prosecuter
Corps and involvement: Preston Citadel. Corps Band
Date Joined: June 2013
Favourite Piece: Non Other Name
Favourite MSB Memory: Boundless 2015 MSB tour
Name: Andrew Short
Family: Nicole (Wife), Arielle and Micah (Daughters)
Employment: Director of Music, Marcellin College
Corps and involvement: Mitcham. Incarnational Ministry
Date Joined: May 2018
Favourite Piece: Fearless by Andrew Wainwright
Favourite Scripture: Ephesian 2:4-10
Favourite MSB Memory: Future Brass 2019 with Derek Lance
Other family in MSB: Shaun Maxfield (Cousin)
Family: Wife Kerryn, children Caitlin, Emily, Zac
Employment: Architectural Draftsman
Corps and involvement: Camberwell - Bandsman, Deputy Bandmaster
Date Joined: June 1994
Favourite Piece: ‘To the Chief Musician’
Favourite Scripture: Galations 2:20
Favourite Memory: Len Ballantine leading the band through ‘I Know Thou Art Mine’ during a rehearsal.
Other family in MSB: Brother Paul on Trombone, Father Melville was a member from 1976-2002.
Employment: Truck Driver/Heavy Machinery Operator
Corps and Involvement: South Barwon Corps, Band Sergeant
Date Joined: January 2019
Favourite Piece: My Comfort and Strength, Brian Bowen
Favourite Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
Favourite MSB Memory: Future Brass Weekend 2019 with Derek Lance
Corps and involvement: Waverley Temple- Band.
Date Joined: January 2019.
Favourite Piece: I Know Thou Art Mine by Leonard Ballantine.
Favourite Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Favourite MSB Memory: Weekend trip to Wollongong and being led by Len Ballantine.
Other family in MSB: My mother Gail was in the band for 11 years, my brother Ryan on Bb Bass and my sister Elisha currently on cornet.
Family: Married to Vanessa, Hannah (Josh) & Talitha
Employment: Relationship Manager Bequests
Corps and involvement: Ringwood, bandsmen
Joined MSB: June 2000
Favourite Piece: Daystar, O Magnum Mysterium
Favourite Scripture: Psalms 91:2
Favourite Memory: Leading MSB into Buckingham Palace 2011, ISB120, South Africa/Zambia and Len Ballantine conducting O Magnum Mysterium at practice
Other Family in MSB: Father Max was part of the band from 1977- 2002
Name: Joel Fanner
Family: Jess Fanner (Wife)
Employment: Marketing Assistant at Laminex Australia
Corps and involvement: Geelong Corps, Bandmaster
Date Joined: August 2011
Favourite Piece: The Kingdom Triumphant - Eric Ball/Fire in the Blood - Paul Lovett Cooper/Great are You Lord - Joel Collier
Romans 8: 38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
Favourite MSB Memory: To Boldly Go/Boundless Tour. All corps visits
Family: Married to Denise, sons Ben and Jake, daughter-in-law Annie married to Ben
Employment: St Andrews Christian College Business Manager
Corps and involvement: Box Hill, Leadership Team – responsible for Finance & Governance, Band and Worship Leader.
Date Joined MSB: July 1981
Favourite Piece: The New Covenant (James Curnow)
Favourite Scripture: Philippians 3:10-11 New International Version (NIV)
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
Favourite MSB Memory: 1995 James Morrison concert, 2011 ISB120
Other family in MSB: Brother Ken, father Robin played in the band from 1964-1995
Family: Jackie (Wife)
Employment: Postal Transport Officer, Australia Post
Corps and involvement: Preston, Bandsman, Property Manager
Date Joined: November 1999, January 2012
Favourite Piece: Prelude on Lavenham
Favourite Scripture: Philipians 4:6-7. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Favourite Memory: South Africa Tour in 2018
Other family in MSB: Andrew Short (Cousin)