MICHELE DAVIDGE

DRUM MAJOR

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ALAN SUTTNER

PIPE MAJOR

Previous band: Singleton Pipes and Drums. Joined City band in 2007. Favourite tunes, Meerut, Duncan McInnes and most 2/4s. I enjoy being part of a serious social band. I love a game of lawn bowls

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STEVE DORSE

DRUM SERGEANT

Steve joined the band in 2004 with a keen interest in side drumming. 

He took up the position of Drum Sergeant in 2010 and is very proud to lead a talented and dedicated drum corps.

He enjoys writing drum scores that challenge the drummers' abilities and create interest. 

Leading the pre-show Massed Bands drum corps at the 2019 Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney is a massive highlight.

Favourite gig: ANZAC Day parade and performances.

Other interests include playing bass guitar and kit drums.

AILSA BARNETT

PIPE SERGEANT & PRESIDENT

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CLARE MURPHY

DRUM CORPORAL

Clare has been playing drums in pipe bands since 2003, first learning tenor drum with Hastings District Pipes and Drums, and Manning Valley Pipes and Drums. She started learning snare drum in 2007 and has also filled in on bass drum over the years. These days Clare usually plays snare drum with the band and tutors the tenor and bass drummers.

Biggest highlight: coming 3rd in Grade 2 at the World Pipe Band Championships 2019 with The Pipe Band Club, playing tenor drum.

Favourite gig: playing alongside the Australian Army Concert Band

Other hobbies: Highland dancing, sewing and playing piano.

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JESSIE SMITH

DRUM LANCE CORPORAL

Jessie joined in 2012 after watching her father playing in the band for many years. In this time she’s learnt Snare Tenor and Bass. Highlights for her include playing at Andre Reiu in 2016. She also loves all Highland gathering tattoos and solo competitions. Jessie has done some highland dancing at engagements with some other amazing members.

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SOPHIE WELLS

DRUM LANCE CORPORAL & SECRETARY

Sophie started learning the snare drum in 2016 after a couple of misguided years first learning the bagpipes. She is now proud to be a Lance Corporal of the City of Newcastle RSL Pipe Band drum corps. Highlights of her drumming career include playing at the 2019 Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney and receiving the Band Member of the Year award in 2019.

Favourite gig: Beaumont St Christmas carols

Other hobbies: Playing the flute and violin, buying an irresponsible number of plants.

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BRIAN COUCH

PIPE LANCE CORPORAL & ENGAGEMENT SECRETARY

Before joining the band in 2018 Brian played the pipes as a musician in the Australian Army Reserve.  Piping highlights include playing at the 2019 and 2005 Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney.

Favourite tunes: Cullen Bay and The Dark Isle.

Other hobbies include Brewing and Motorcycles.

PETER CAMPBELL

PIPER

WAYNE CAMPBELL

PIPER & FUNDRAISING OFFICER

ASHLEE HEDRICK

DRUMMER

GLEN IRONMAN

DRUMMER & VICE PRESIDENT

JOHN JAMES

PIPER

JULIE KUEHN

PIPER & PUBLIC OFFICER

Julie is a longstanding member of the band.

SHAUN MANNING

PIPER

DONALD MCGREGOR

DRUMMER & GEAR STEWARD

KEN MCLEISH

DRUMMER

MERV MCMILLAN

PIPER

STUART SCOTT

PIPER

GRAEME SMITH

PIPER

FELICITY SPLIETH

PIPER & REGISTRAR

CASSANDRA VIZINTIN

PIPER & TREASURER

Cassandra started learning bagpipes at 11 years of age and has been playing now for over 35 years. She started with the Benalla Caledonian Pipe Band and has since played with The Scots School Albury Pipe Band and the Cairns Pipe Band before settling in with the City of Newcastle RSL Pipe Band in 1999. Between then and now she has been busy raising two boys and working with her husband in their business

TED WALLACE

PIPER