BAND
MANAGEMENT
STRUCTURE

The band's business affairs are run by an elected group of playing members and supporters, known as the Business Management Team (BMT)

It meets regularly and is in frequent contact via email to ensure that the goals set by the players are met financially and socially.

It administers money derived from sponsorship, band fees and fund raising, over a myriad different band obligations from:

Uniform purchases.

Instrument purchases.

Band promotion.

Financing of teaching programmes.

Educational exchange programmes with band such as Manuwatu #2 NZ.

Band contributions toward local and international travel.

It is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the band's business running with the exception of music.

It schedules engagements that the band runs which has included the PBANSW Branch State Mini Bands Championships as well as the Governor Macquarie Memorial Solo and Quintets contest, as well as fund raising events. With recommendations from the Music Committee it enters chosen competitions and allocates funding for same.

It oversees all aspects of tours undertaken for competition and performance within the state, country and overseas.

The current members of the BMT are:

President & Pipe Major                  Barry Gray.

Secretary                                           Storm Masters

Treasurer                                          Tracey Whitehill

Vice President  & Pipe Corporal     Riordan Drake

Drum Sergeant                              Michael Smith

Quartermaster                                  Michelle Smith

Committee Members:                      Mike Allen

                                                          Dan Cook 

                                                          Stephen Kerr                                                                                                                                             Ken McCurrach 

                                                                                                                                     

Non Committee Appointments:

Google Drive Manager:                Barry Gray              

Newsletter Editor & Publicity:      Heather Martin

Facebook & Social Media:            Mike Allen

The musical aspects of the band are taken care of by various members associated over our 3 bands system.  This includes selecting the tunes and scores to meet each band's "goals" for the upcoming period, be it competitive, performance or show based.

The current members of our Music Committee are:

Pipe Major                   Barry Gray

Pipe Sergeant              Hugh Rowan

Pipe Corporals:           Riordan Drake

#2 Piping Rep:            Iain McLennan

#3 Piping Rep:            Jeremy Suggett

Drum Sergeant:         Michael Smith

Lead Tenor:                Michael Smith

                  Successful bands are ones that spread the work load over many capable people!                                                We believe in the saying "many hands make light work"