The bands 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:
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 bands 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 Carmen Sultana
Treasurer Tracey Whitehill
Vice President & Pipe Corporal Riordan Drake
Drum Sergeant Michael Smith
Quartermaster Michelle Smith
Committee Members: Mike Allen
Stephen Kerr Ken McCurrach
Non Committee Appointments:
Google Drive Manager: Barry Gray
Newsletter Editor & Publicty: Heather Martin
Facebook & Social Media: Mike Allen
Quartermasters Assistant: Harley Jackson
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 bands "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: Jermey 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 for light work"