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Bruce Stevens (Lt Col) - Executive Officer

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

Ken Waterworth - Bandmaster

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.


Stephen Creek - Soprano Cornet

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

Jason Stewart - Principal Solo Cornet

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

Garry Todd - Solo Cornet

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


Bailey Lake - Solo Cornet

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.


Elisha van Gaalen - First Cornet

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.

Gordon Moore - Second Cornet

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


Scott Downes - Flugel Horn

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)

Britteny Ling - Solo Horn

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


Yasmin van Gaalen-Prentice - Second Horn

Family: Mum and Dad, brothers

Employment: Chaplain Salvo Stores

Corps and involvement: Waveryle Temple, Corps Cadet Counsellor

Date Joined: January 2015

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Mark Hamilton - First Baritone

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

Captain Gareth MacDonald - Second Baritone

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 

Paul Prince (Band Treasurer)

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


Paul Smith - First Trombone (Deputy Bandmaster)

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)

Ken Marsh - Second Trombone

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

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Favourite MSB Memory: Boundless 2015 MSB tour


Andrew Short - Bass Trombone

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)


Jamie Smith - Euphonium

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.

Craig Downes - Euphonium

Family: Wife Kerryn, son Michael

Employment: Finance Consultant

Corps and involvement: Box Hill; bandsman and Planned Giving Committee member

Date Joined: January 2011

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Other family in MSB: Brother Scott on Flugel



Nigel Alexander- EEb Bass

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

LukeVan Gaalen - EEb Bass

Employment: Tinter.


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.

Stewart Orchard - Bb Bass

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

Joel Fanner - Bb Bass

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

Favourite Scripture: 

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


Darren Waterworth (Band Secretary)

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

Michael Agnew

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


Corps and involvement: Box Hill, bandsman

Date Joined: 1994

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Shaun Maxfield - (Quartermaster)

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)