P.O. Box 685, Wynnum. Qld. 4178
0418 740 919
Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Diploma of Events Management
Associate Diploma in Music Teaching
Associate of Music, (Bandmaster).
D.F.S.M – Drum Major
Member of the Institute of Music Teachers (MIMT)
Open Manual Licence Car and Motorcycle
Skills and Experience Summary
17 Years Professional Musician, Performer, Instructor, Arranger and Conductor
Positions occupied have been located in Brisbane and Darwin in dance bands, marching bands, concert bands, military band, brass bands, pipe bands and rock bands in the community and school bands for both adult, youth, community and defence force bands.
21 Years Public Service Officer – Administration / Project Management / Procurement / HR
Positions occupied have been located in Brisbane and Darwin in all aspects of administration, Senior positions were the Assistant Director for the Department of Primary Industry and the Department of Health, both in the Northern Territory.
Computers Skills and Software experience
Lotus123, Word Perfect, Excell, MSWord, Finale, PowerPoint, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, MYOB, Frontpage (Webpage management).
Career History Summary
Manager Top Show Music
Musical Director /President Queensland Services Heritage Band Association
Director Instrumental Music and Band programmes at various QLD state and private schools
Assistant Director Commonwealth Government Departments, Northern Territory
Project manager Commonwealth Government Departments, N.T.
Section Head Various sections of various Commonwealth Government Departments, N.T.
Administrative support Various community groups and Commonwealth Government Departments, QLD and N.T.
Curator Light Horse Museum, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera
Expanded Employment History
Current - Owner manager of Top Show Music,
Provides resources for and consultative support and tuition to existing community, school, and professional bands; and to individuals as an instrumental music instructor, tutor students
Current - Musical Director, Queensland Services heritage Band Association
Oversee all aspects of the musical, logistical, developmental and managerial functions of the Association.
SAN SISTO COLLEGE
2003 – 2006 Music Teacher / Band Director
As an instrumental music instructor, tutor students on all Brass, Woodwind and Percussion instruments. As musical director, develop and conduct the Bands that had been formed from these students (most of which were formed during my tenure). Select music and rehearse Bands in preparation for performances and/or competitions, develop and instigate strategies to maximize these goals. In addition, maintain existing stocks of music and instruments and, arrange the storage & timely maintenance and repairs of same. Obtain through the budgetary system, new music and instruments appropriate to the continuing and developing needs of the programme. Maintain appropriate records for the proper control and whereabouts of all loan and non-loan equipment.
In conjunction with other school staff, or at my own initiative, propose and organize (or assist with the organization) tours, camps, and concerts inside the school and/or at various external public venues. Liaise with managers of outside events and/or venues; and develop the logistical plan(s) for the effective outcome to programme activities and the promotion of the school.
Under guidelines laid down by the College and direct supervisors, develop and maintain documentation to enable effective accountability and reporting procedures. In addition, develop documentation and flexible strategies to enable broad curriculum guidelines to be efficiently delivered in relation to the specific but changing environment within the College.
QUEENSLAND EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
1994 ‑ 2017 Instrumental Music Instructor (S1)
Similar duties to those at San Sisto College but within a State Government environment. Appointments were at various primary and secondary schools in Brisbane, Pine Rivers and Gladstone. During these appointments I was awarded an S1 rating which is the highest rating available to teachers.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HEALTH SERVICE, NORTHERN TERRITORY
1989 – 1993 Office Manager
As the manager of all logistical, personnel and financial services, provide high level assistance, recommendations and advice to the Director, Northern Territory, to convert the Commonwealth Medical Officer unit and the International Vaccination Clinic, into a full cost recovery & privatized entity operating on fully computerized office management systems. Manage all office accommodation, personnel, finance, OHS, EEO, stock and equipment matters. Manage the implementation of new or amending legislation as well as changes to World Health regulations.
AGED CARE - DEPT. OF HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES, N.T
1987 – 1989 PROJECT OFFICER
Provide advice, recommendations and secretariat services to the Aged Care Advisory Committee, a committee consisting of both community and Government members. Arrange travel & accommodation for out of town members. Manage the implementation of new or amending legislation. Promote the programme in the N.T., initiate and provide assistance to private and community organizations to successfully prepare and submit applications for Federal grants for capital and none capital projects in relation to aged care accommodation and services.
Successful applications arranged by myself during this period were –
Construction of the Katherine Nursing Home,
Construction of the Tennant Creek Nursing Home/Hostel,
Construction The Milikapiti (Bathurst Island) Aged Care Hostel,
Construction of the Juninga Transient Aged Care Hostel,
Modifications to the Salvation Army Nursing Home in Darwin,
Modifications to the Palmerston Nursing Home.
Establish a “Dementia Programme” in the “Old Pioneers’ Home” in Katherine,
Facilitate and co-ordinate a one week Dementia seminar in Darwin involving people from within the N.T. and from interstate,
Two Nursing Home Directors of Nursing to attend an Aged Care Conference in Perth, (one from Alice Springs and one form Darwin.
An aged care worker in Katherine to attend an Aged Care Conference in Adelaide.
AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, N.T.
1984 – 1987 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (RESOURCES)
Provide high-level assistance, recommendations and advice to the Director, Northern Territory, for the efficient delivery of services in the Northern Territory. These services included the National Acoustics Laboratory, The Australian Quarantine Service, The Commonwealth Medical Office unit, the Isolated Patients’ Travel and Accommodation Scheme and the International Vaccination Clinic. Provide, and supervise staff assisting in providing, all management services to the Dept such as office accommodation, maintenance, budgets, salaries, purchasing, travel, OHS, leave and other staff entitlements. Manage the implementation of new or amending legislation. Provide repots to the National Director and to the Minister as and when required. Represent the Department in litigation matters and at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal if and when required. Train new staff in their duties and existing staff in changed procedures in particular, the shift toward computerization.
During this time I also filled a six-month temporary vacancy as Assistant Director Management Services, Dept. of Primary Industries, N.T., where I provided similar duties in relation to service delivery in the area of Meat Inspection and export licenses for both live animal and processed product from across the N.T.
AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVICE - General
1972 – 1984
In various levels and positions in both Brisbane and Darwin, provide clerical support in the delivery of Government programmes in the areas of document management, financial services, personnel management and services, office accommodation, logistical support and project management. Two of these projects (Commonwealth Employment Programme and the Isolated Patients’ Travel and Accommodation Scheme) involved budgets in the millions of Dollars.
AUSTRALIAN ARMY RESERVE
2005 – 2010 ASSISTANT CURATOR, 2nd and 14th LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT MUSEUM
2010 – 2017 CURATOR, 2nd and 14th LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT MUSEUM
Oversee the efficient storage and maintenance of the history and historical artefacts of the Regiment some of which date back to the 1880s. Prepare and staff public displays at the museum and at off-base public venues such as Government House and the Samford Show
2001 -2005 2nd and 14th LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT BAND
Playing member, recruiting officer, assistant Bandmaster of the Regimental Band. In August 2004 I was appointed Bandmaster. My duties here were again similar to those at San Sisto College but in an Army environment. Additional responsibilities included, (1) provide personal development (2) for live-in training, organize meals, accommodation, personnel, support personnel, transport and the training and performance programme, (3) provide logistical administration to the unit in regard to all assets, (4) discipline and leadership within military law, (5) weapons training & safety (6) physical fitness, (7) liaise at high levels with other civil and military units to ensure the efficient delivery of our services to those units, (8) train members for additional and higher level duties, and in some aspects of promotion requirements.
1995 QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY REGIMENT BAND.
As musical director provide duties as per 2/14 LHR(QMI) Band
1999 – 2000 RECRUITING OFFICER
Assist in recruiting new members to the Army Reserve in relation to the Gladstone area. Provide advice to potential recruits on entry requirements & conditions of service and, assist in the completion of entry applications. Formulate and implement strategies for raising the profile of the unit in the Gladstone area. Gain approval and organize staffing & logistical requirements to run recruiting displays. Follow-up and maintain communication links with candidates during the recruitment process.
FEB 92 ‑ DEC 93: TRAINING SUPERVISOR ‑ AUSTRALIAN ARMY BAND DARWIN.
Administer the training and development of individual members. Draft training programmes for the band as a whole. Arrange for members to attend local and/or interstate courses.
APR 88 – Enlisted into the Army Reserve as a musician.
Provided on request
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ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY.
I have been involved, for most of my life, in community music organizations as a performer, Musical Director, Drum Major for marching bands, committee member and various administrative manager positions. In these activities I have gained further experience in logistics, co-ordination and inter-personal relationships. Below are some of the role and activities.
2005 to present: QUEENSLAND SERVICES HERITAGE BAND ASSOCIATION – PRESIDENT AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR
As the founder member, President and Musical Director, oversee all aspects of the musical, logistical, developmental and managerial functions of the Association. The Association now has four different bands which provide for different needs of different members which therefore allows the association to provide a variety of performances to clients. Travel and overnight stays have become common for our performances.
2000-: GLADSTONE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - MUSICAL DIRECTOR.
As musical director, conduct the orchestra, provide artistic direction and provide advice on future planning and recruitment programmes
1997 – 2001: QUEENSLAND YOUTH BAND - COMMITTEE MEMBER
Assist in organizing the annual camp in areas of accommodation, meals, appointment of music staff, transport, syllabus and programme content and assist in the day-to-day management of the camp. In January 2000, 45 students attended the Camp based in Caloundra. Conduct the Band at its performance in Rockhampton during Easter 2000.
FEBRUARY 96 - AUGUST 99: WYNNUM MANLY CITIZENS’ BAND - MUSICAL DIRECTOR
As musical director, conduct the Band, provide artistic direction, musical tuition and development to the members of the association. Organize, or assist in organizing all concerts and overnight trips or training weekends. As Drum Major prepare the Band for marching events such as Anzac Day etc.
NOV 92 ‑ CURRENT: TOP SHOW MUSIC
Founder and owner of this publishing business which specializes in publishing Music by Australian writers and/or arrangers for Brass, Military, Concert and Marching Bands. Provide assistance to community and school bands by focusing on specific needs and assist in providing musical solutions e.g. concert programming and arranging band arrangements specific to the needs of the ensemble. In 1996 I sponsored and organized a weekend conducting workshop.
MAY 1992 ‑ DEC 1993: EDUCATION MANAGER, DARWIN CITY BAND.
Supervise the education program for individual tuition, ensemble rehearsal and tutorials. Prepare students for grading in accordance with the A.M.E.B. syllabus.
APRIL 92: PACIFIC SCHOOL GAMES ‑ DARWIN.
As member of the ceremonies committee, assist in the development and production of the opening and closing ceremonies of the games.
JAN 92 ‑ FEB 92: ACTING MUSICAL DIRECTOR ‑ DARWIN CITY BAND ASSOCIATION.
Act as musical director and conductor with particular reference to the "RETURN TO THE FORTIES" Ball as part of the "BOMBING OF DARWIN" commemorations
SEPT 91 ‑ DEC 93: COMMITTEE MEMBER ‑ DARWIN CITY BAND.
JULY 91: SYDNEY CONCERT BAND.
Organize the Darwin leg of their N.T. tour in regard to publicity, concert venues and itinerary.
APRIL 91: ARAFURA GAMES ‑ DARWIN.
As Musical Director and Drum Major of Darwin City Band, Liaise with other groups in relation to preparing and producing a marching display integrated with the Darwin Parachute Club's display for the opening ceremonies.
MAY 89 ‑ DEC 93: CHRISTMAS IN DARWIN ASSOCIATION.
As musical director, co‑ordinate the combined Bands for the annual "CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT" in Darwin. Assist the committee with other activities organized by the Association.
JAN 89 ‑ JULY 91: MUSICAL DIRECTOR ‑ DARWIN CITY BAND.
As Musical Director conduct the senior and junior Bands, provide artistic direction, musical tuition and development to members of the association.
AUGUST 1988: DARWIN CITY BAND
As treasurer, assist in organizing the Bands two-week visit to Brisbane to participate in World Expo 88, and the World Band Championships.
APRIL 86: QUEENSLAND BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS.
As a member of the contest sub‑committee, organize fundraising and logistics for the Darwin Band's attendance at this event in Warwick, Qld.
JUNE 1985 85 ‑ AUG 90: FOUNDING MEMBER – DARWIN HIGHLAND DEBUTANT BALL (BOUIGANVILLEA BALL).
As Programme and Musical Director for this annual Ball, schedule a programme of events for all the participants to give a balanced evening of dance and entertainment. Co‑ordinate, arrange music and produce a mini "Tattoo" which involved the Darwin Caledonian Pipe Band, Darwin Brass and the Aust. Army Military Band (1 R.T.B.) from Wagga Wagga in N.S.W. In subsequent years other Bands included were the Humpty Doo Pipe Band and various other visiting service Bands from the R.A.N., A.R.A. & R.A.A.F.
APRIL 85: QUEENSLAND BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS.
As a member of the Darwin Band contest sub‑committee, organize fundraising and logistics for Darwin City Band's attendance at this event in Mackay, Qld.
1984: DARWIN CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND – PRESIDENT.
As president, oversee all band administration. In addition, I organized two tours for the Band. One was to Townsville to attend the North Queensland Pipe Band Championships and to also participate in opening ceremonies of the North Queensland Games. The other was to participate in the Centenary celebrations of Tennant Creek.
1983 ‑ 1990: DARWIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
Several performances on Bass Tuba.
APRIL 82 ‑ MARCH 90: COMMITTEE MEMBER ‑ DARWIN CITY BAND.
Several positions were held during this time i.e. Vice President, Treasurer, and ordinary Committee member.
1982‑1988: DARWIN CONCERT BAND.
Assist from time to time on vacant brass positions in the Band.
NOV 81 ‑ MAY 82: FOUNDING MEMBER AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR ‑ DARWIN CITY BAND.
Membership as Musical Director or playing member was maintained until leaving Darwin in January 1994
MAY 81: MUSICAL COMEDY.
1st. Trombone for "Orpheus in the Under World" performed in Darwin.
AUG 78 ‑ 1985: DARWIN CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND.
Several Positions were held during this time i.e. Piper, Pipe Sgt., Pipe Major, Drummer, Drum Sgt., Drum Major secretary and President. (Darwin was a very transient town. The services performed were the ones most needed at the time.)
1971 ‑ 1977: MUSICAL DIRECTOR/DRUM MAJOR ‑ WYNNUM MANLY CITIZENS’ BAND.
May 1971 ‑ 1976: FOUNDING MUSICAL DIRECTOR ‑ IONA COLLEGE BAND, BRISBANE.
Create a Band and developed a tuition programme for this school from a few experienced but mostly beginner students and no instruments. The first concert was performed at speech night 1992 after which the Band continued to develop into the most significant school band in the area.
1970 ‑ 1974: MUSICAL COMEDY.
Percussionist for several productions at a (name now lost but possibly St. Margaret's) Brisbane Girls College.
1970 ‑ 1971: DEPUTY MUSICAL DIRECTOR ‑ WYNNUM MANLY CITIZENS' BAND.
1969 ‑ 1970: DRUM MAJOR & STUDENT LEADER ‑ WYNNUM S.H.S. BAND.
As there was no teacher at the school at this time, the senior students trained the less experienced and beginner students. In addition to this, as the “student leader”, it was also my duty to train the whole Band during rehearsals, liaise with members of the public regarding out-of-school performances and to lead the Band through all of its performances.
1968 (circa): FOUNDING MEMBER (TROMBONE) OF QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA.
1966 ‑ 1968: PIPER / DRUMMER ‑ WYNNUM S.H.S. BAND.
1959 ‑ 1971: PLAYING MEMBER OF WYNNUM MANLY CITIZENS' BAND.
In addition to the above, I have had private one-to-one students since 1978. Subjects taught were – All brass instruments, all woodwind except Bassoon and oboe, all percussion, classical folk and electric guitar, bass guitar, theory and musicianship to A.M.E.B. standard and syllabus.
P.O. Box 685, Wynnum. Qld. 4178
Phone – 07 33964966 or 0418740919 Email email@example.com