HISTORY

Musical Directors:

 

Preston Band

1934-1953:      William S May

1953:               Lt Harry Blaskett (R.A.N)

1954-73:          Charles Smith

1974-80:          Arthur Withers

1980-88:          Alex Ferguson

1989-90:          Capt. Eric Anderson (Australian Army)

1990-91:          Capt. Pat Pickett (Australian Army)

1991-93:          Tom Paulin

1993-97:          Capt. Eric Anderson (Australian Army)

1997-2001:      Alex Ferguson

2001:               Ross Johnson & Chris Earl (temporary appointments)

2002-04:          Tom Miller

2005-08:          Jason Mears

2008-10:          Danny Deilkens

2010-15:          Tom Paulin

2015-Current  Andrew Snell

 

Northern Brass

2006-09:          Andrew Power

2009-11:          Chris Lee

2011-12:          Andrew Power

2013-Current: Jamie Lawson

 

1995:               Preston Municipal Band changes its name to Darebin City Brass

2006:               Darebin City Brass becomes the organisation name. Preston Band becomes what was known as Darebin City Brass.  Northern Brass formed.

 

Life Members of Darebin City Brass (1934-current):

2016 – Andrew McAdam, Daniel McAdam, Michael Mears, David Morris, Genevieve Morris, Llewellyn Morris, Ioanna Salmanidis

2015 – Robert Clark, Chris Lee, Andrew Power, Stephen Walsh

2013 – Adam Grigoropoulos

2011 – Alex Meltisis, George Meltisis

2010 – Andrew Lock

To be developed further. Stay tuned!

 

Darebin City Brass Annual Awards (Est. 2007):

Preston Band:

Alex Ferguson Award (Bandsperson of the Year):

2007 – Ben Milne

2008 – Chris Lee

2009 – Brendan Davies & Jenny Magoulas

2010 – George Melitsis

2011 – Michael Mears

2012 – John Kelly

2013 – Jason Mears

2014 – Adam Grigoropoulos

2015 – Chris Lee

2016 – George Melitsis

 

Charles Smith Award (Attendance):

2007 – Michael Mears

2008 – Brittany Crabbe

2009 – Michael Mears

2010 – Katherine Staples

2011 – Katherine Staples

2012 – John Kelly

2013 – Gerard Banner

2014 – Jared Moore

2015 – Con Haralambeas

2016 – Andrew McAdam

 

Northern Brass:

Jack Kelly OAM Award (Development):

2007 – Mark Stephenson

2008 – Robert Clark

2009 – Ben Coglan & Bonnie Dawson

2010 – Andrew McAdam

2011 – Indigo Tolhurst

2012 – Morgan Hunter

2013 – Louis Becker

2014 – Shen Black

2015 – Lydia Hill

2016 – Bethany McAuliffe

 

W.S. May Award (Music Director’s Encouragement):

2007 – Llewellyn Morris

2008 – Sisi Dou

2009 – Daniel McAdam

2010 – Andrew Lock

2011 – Genevieve Morris

2012 – Tom Cousin

2013 – Llewellyn Morris

2014 – Kahla Butler

2015 – Andrew Lock

2016 – David Morris