Alpine Energy Timaru Brass
Alpine Energy
Timaru Brass

Alpine Energy Timaru Brass History



Founded in 1867, the Alpine Energy Timaru Brass Band, also known previously as the Timaru Municipal Band, is a member of an illustrious group of New Zealand bands - being over 150 years old. The band celebrated its 150th in June, 2017, and is one of only a handful of bands in New Zealand to have existed for so long. Previous band members have ranged from casual musicians who come along for the social aspect, school-aged players who are just beginning and developing their musical career, all the way through to professional musicians who make their living off of playing music. The band has many names featured around the country, and in many respective bands such as the National Band of New Zealand, The New Zealand Army Band, and more including A Grade bands across the country and world.

Alpine Energy Timaru Brass Band prides itself on its reputation for a strong marching band, and a friendly and family-like atmosphere, which is well maintained by its members.





Band Honours Board

Presidents

P.B.Foote 1938-52
L.E.West 1952-54
A.S.Taylor 1954
J.D.Fraser 1955
D.E.Drake 1956-61
K.A.Manning 1961-62
D.E.Drake 1962-65
R.M.Stoop 1965-68
H.R.B.Burnes 1968-69
D.E.Drake 1969-71
L.V.Farthing 1971-79
D.A.Baird 1979-88
G.Bennett 1988-94
W.Voice 1994-96
K.D.Smith 1996-2017
Carolyn Parr 2017-


Secretaries

J.Stevenson 1877-85
R.Griffiths 1890-96
J.Clark 1897
T.Reid 1897-1900
J.Himberg 1901-03
C.Inman 1903-04
S.Smith 1905-06
W.D.Hume 1907
J.McKennah 1909-23
G.Blackham 1923-26
E.W.Willers 1926
W.Rushton 1926-28
W.Tubb 1929
C.G.Baker 1930-35
C.G.Barker 1936-40
R.N.Marsh 1940-43
C.G.Barker 1943-52
L.G.Taylor 1952-65
R.G.Shackleton 1965
D.W.Peck 1965-74
K.W.Wilkinson 1974-79
L.G.Grant 1979-86
D.U.Kearns QSM 1986-96
W.A.Olds 1996-2016
Brittney Waldron 2016-17
Joanne Doyle 2017-

Conductors

Jacob Hill 1870
J.Beckingham 1875-76
T.Perry 1881
J.Rowles 1882-86
J.Cameron 1887-89
T.Herd 1890
S.Wolfe 1890-95
P.Mohr 1896
S.Wolfe 1900
J.Scott 1902
T.Mellor 1903-04
F.W.A.Paul 1905-06
H.J.Necklen 1907-08
J.Dephoff 1909-10
A.Schnack 1910-24
E.Schnack 1925
R.G.Allan 1926
R.Cumming 1927
T.E.Osborne 1927
Lieut.W.H.Osborne 1927-37
R.J.Simpson 1937-38
A.Schnack 1938-39
Lieut.W.H.Osborne 1939-46
H.C.Dephoff 1946-50
F.Smith 1951-66
T.J.S.Smith 1966-68
D.McDougall 1968-69
F.Smith 1969-71
A.Lack 1971-72
D.McDougall 1972-73
W.B.Stewart 1973
R.G.Cox 1973-75
C.E.Schnack 1976-77
B.Mather 1979-84
J.S.McMillan 1984-85
D.E.Wolff 1985-98
D.Bloomfield 1998-2013
G.Poland 2013-16
S.Foster 2016-

National Bands

1962
K.A.Manning (Drum Major)
G.T.Taiaroa
D.H.Smith
G.C.Smith
D.C.Withell
W.H.Thomas

1965
M.S.F.Blackie (Assistant Manager)
F.Smith (Assistant Musical Director)
A.J.R.Hyndman
A.G.Lewis
G.T.Taiaroa
A.E.Chittock
W.H.Thomas

1967
A.E.Chittock
N.C.Bowden
B.C.Mitchell
A.G.Lewis

1970
K.A.Manning (Drum Major)

1976
V.C.McEwen

1978
K.W.Wilkinson

2014
A.W.Smith

2017
A.W.Smith

Life Members

T.E.Osborne
J.Dephoff
K.Mara
W.Taylor
P.Collins
A.Schnack
T.McNatty
H.Osborne
F.Brown
J.McRae Snr
H.Necklen
H.J.Clark
J.McKennah
P.Seagar
R.Allen
J.Feely
W.Matthews
C.E.Smith
A.Riley
W.H.Osborne
H.C.Dephoff
D.G.Taylor
A.Taylor
P.B.Foote
C.G.Barker
S.G.McClelland
A.H.Moore
J.M.Rennie
F.Smith
G.C.Smith
D.McDougall
D.A.Baird
D.E.Drake
K.A.Manning
G.K.Taylor
N.C.Bowden
L.N.Sullivan
A.E.Chittock
G.I.Bennett
T.W.Gerken
P.A.Weeks
D.E.Wolff
K.D.Smith
W.F.Grubb
Sheryl A Smith
J.S.Housley
Anne McRobie
C.McRobie
S.E.Hocking
W.A.Olds
D.U.Kearns QSM