Profiles

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Executive

Bruce Stevens (Lt Col) - Executive Officer

Family: Debra (wife) plus 2 married children and 4 grandsons

Employment: Officer

Corps and involvement: Box Hill - Corps Band

Date Joined: 23 June 2014

Favourite Piece: Procession to Covenant (Himes)

Favourite Scripture: Psalm 32

Favourite Memory: Boundless Congress Concert with the VASA Gospel Choir, plus I love worship at local corps

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

 

CORNETS

Stephen Creek - Soprano Cornet

Employment: Music Teacher

Corps and involvement: Ringwood, Band, worship band, Genesis Brass, Just Brass 

Date Joined: May 2014

Favourite Piece: Resurgam by Eric ball

Favourite Scripture: Philippians 4: 6-7

Favourite Memory: Staff band trip to Zambia and South Africa

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

Family: Chevaune Todd

Employment: Head of Bands/Head of Brass/Classroom Music Teacher at Wesley College SKR

Corps and involvement: Box Hill Citadel, Bandsmen

Date Joined: January 2013

Favourite Piece: The Kingdom Triumphant (Eric Ball)

Favourite Scripture: Look at how much encouragement you’ve found in your relationship with the Anointed One! You are filled to overflowing with his comforting love. You have experienced a deepening friendship with the Holy Spirit and have felt his tender affection and mercy. So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity—with one heart, one passion, and united in one love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose and you will fill my heart with unbounded joy.

Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation. Philippians 2: 1 - 5 (TPT)  

Favourite Memory: Playing the Duet Quicksilver with Dad in Orange NSW

Other family in MSB: Garry Todd (Father), Ken Waterworth (Father In-Law).

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

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.

Gordon Moore - Second Cornet

Family: Nancy, Johnathon & Amanda

Employment: Senior Account Manager. Allianz Australia

Corps and involvement: Moreland.  Bandsman

Date Joined: July, 2014 (3rd time member with the MSB)
       
Favourite Piece: Robert Redhead's "Fanfare of Praise" FS509

Favourite Scripture: Deuteronomy 6 Verse 5.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Favourite Memory: To many to write about.  The 2018 Tour to South Africa / Monze certainly made me aware of the magnitude of the work that The Salvation Army does around the world.  The time we spent at the Ethembeni                                         Children’s Home in Johannesburg has remained with me.

Captain Lance Jeffrey (Assistant Executive Officer)

Family: Anne (Wife) Thomas (Son) Emily (Daughter) Mary (Daughter in Law) Bayden (Daughter's Fiance)

Employment: Secretary for Spiritual Life Development - The Salvation Army

Corps and involvement: Ringwood - Corps band member

Date Joined:  October 2018

Favourite Piece: Windows of The World

Favourite Scripture: 1Peter 1:3-9  "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!.........

Favourite Memory:  Playing during Our Christmas Gift concert at Still Others 2018

Horns

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

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

Chaplain Salvo Stores

Home corps: Waverley Temple, Corps Cadet Counsellor

Date joined MSB January 2015 on tenor horn

 

Baritones

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

Family: Married to Alison, have 2 children Jessica and Jackson

Employment: Project Support Officer - National Mission Department

Corps and involvement: Camberwell, Bandsman

Date Joined: January 2019

Paul Prince (Band Treasure)

Family: Nat, Tara, Ben, Zach, Imogen, Maddison & Willow

Employment:  Relationship Manager Philanthropy - The Salvation Army Australia

Corps and involvement:  Preston Community Connection Coordinator, Bandsmen

Date Joined: 2013 on Bb Bass

Favourite Piece: By Love Compelled (RSA), Atonement (R. Trigg), Vitae Aeternum (PLC)

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 Memory: Boundless Congress 2015, Zambia 2018

Trombones

Paul Smith - First Trombone (Deputy Bandmaster)

Family: Wife- Robyn, Children – Taylah, Jackson & Riley

Employment: Director of Performing Arts, Ruyton Girls’ School

Corps and involvement: Ringwood - Bandsman, Leader of Genesis Brass Youth Band

Date Joined: January, 1989

Favourite Piece: Symphony of Thanksgiving – Dean Goffin, Just As I Am – Wlifred Heaton, A Psalm of Praise – James Curnow

Favourite Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34

Favourite Memory: ISB 120, Boundless 2015,

Other family in MSB: Brother, Jamie Smith – current band member, Father – Melville Smith – former band member from 1976 – 2003.

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

Family: Nicole (Wife) Arielle and Micah

Employment: Secondary School Teacher

Corps and involvement: Mitcham Corps

Date Joined: May 2018

Favourite Piece: Be Still by Connor Hutchinson

Favourite Scripture: Ephesians 2:10

Favourite Memory: The births of my two daughters
Other family in MSB:

Euphoniums

Jamie Smith - Euphonium

Family: Wife Kerryn, children Caitlin 5, Emily 4, Zac 2

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

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

 

Basses

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

Family: Married to Vanessa, Hannah (Josh) & Talitha

Employment: Relationship Manager Community Fundraising

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

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: Geelong Corps, bandsman

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

Percussion

Darren Waterworth (Band Secretary)

Family: wife Denise, sons Jake and Ben, who is married to Annie

Employment: Business Manager, St Andrews Christian College 

Corps and involvement: Box Hill, Band, worship leader and member of corps leadership team

Date Joined:July 1981

Favourite Piece: Quintessence 

Favourite Scripture: Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead NLT

Favourite Memory: James Morrison Concert 1995

Other family in MSB: Ken, brother. My father Robin was a member for over 30 years

Michael Agnew

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

Home corps: Box Hill, bandsman

Joined MSB percussion section around 1994

Support

Shaun Maxfield - (Quartermaster)

Employed as Postal Transport Officer with Australia Post

Home corps: Preston, bandsman

Joined MSB November 1999 as Quartermaster and Librarian