Ye Olde Brass Members Page
President : Dick Smalley
Treasurer : Bill Hyde - Publicity Officer : Ros Smalley -- Property Officer : Keith Cooper
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Ye Olde Brass Band
Music for Every-ones' Pleasure
Recognized for community service during the International Year of the Volunteers
Recipients of the Prime Ministers' award for service to the community
RSL Memorial Band Redcliffe Inc
Past Musical Directors
Vice President : Doug Hastie
Secretary : Garry Threadingham
Committee: Peter Berry
Liasson Officer : Doug Hastie
Richard Joseph Smalley
Began playing at the age of 8. In 1946 I joined the army and did a tour of duty in Japan. I was posted to the 67th Battalion where-upon I joined the Army Band.
Warrnambool City Band: 1950 -1991 Vice President for 2 years, President for 12 years. Delegate to the Victorian Band League for four years. Received the Badge of Merit for 10 years service and the Badge of Honour from the VBL for 20 years service.
Regularly played baritone for the Port Fairy Citizens Brass Band Victoria.
In 2006, received a 25 year National Band Council of Australia service medal. In 2008 received the 50 year Victorian Band League Medal for services to the banding world.
Redcliffe RSL and Municipal Brass Band: 1992 (now defunct)
Ye Olde Brass Band: 1992 - Playing baritone. Was made a life member in 2000.
Pine Rivers Brass Band: 2003 -
Began playing in 1936 with the Maryborough Boys Band: Cornet.
Over 60 years service to this band as Principal cornet and gradually moving down the line.
Solo Cornet - after leaving the Excelsior Band, joined up with the fledgling second band associated with the Excelsior Band.
Northern Command Band:
Principal Cornet with 16 years service.
Queensland Concert Band:
Ye Olde Brass:
Principal Cornet for over 20 years
Ross James Gilbert
Began playing at an early age with the Salvation Army City Temple Junior Band :
Police Citizens Youth Club Band: 1955 - 1963
5th Field Royal Australian Band: 1963 - 1967
Solo Cornet - the last two years as Principal Solo Cornet
Did not play again until 2000
Pine Rivers Municipal Brass Band: 2000 -
Repiano Cornet, Soprano Cornet
Ye Olde Brass Band: 2000 -
Repiano Cornet, Solo Cornet and Soprano Cornet:
Musical Director since 2008
Born and bred in Charters Towers, North Queensland.
Married with a daughter a member of the Royal Australian Navy Band, Sydney.
Father and uncles were bandsmen.
Began aged 10 with the Charters Towers Excelsior Juniors.
Charters Towers Excelsior: 2nd, Repiano and Solo cornet, Flugel, Tenor Horn and Euphonium.
Townsville Railway Institute and Concert Band: Soprano Cornet
Townsville Youth Orchestra: French Horn
Blackwater Citizens and Youth Band:
Founding President and player.
Capricornia Silver Band: 2nd Cornet.
Brisbane Brass: 2nd Cornet.
Ye Olde Brass: Flugel Horn, Soprano Cornet
Married with a daughter a member of Windsor Brass.
Began playing in 1995 with the Redciffe RSL Municipal Brass Band:
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