Grahame Scott

Grahame Scott was presented with his life membership and commemorative plaque on 20th December, 2020. The following is a excerpt of the speech given at his endorsement: Grahame has been involved with Waratah Brass and Waratah Brass Academy band for a long period of time and has given his time to many positions within the … Read more

Leonie Wilks

Leonie Wilks was presented with her life membership and commemorative plaque on 16th November, 2013. The following is a copy of the speech given at her endorsement: Our First Horn player Leonie Wilks started playing at the age of thirteen in 1975. Her neighbours had joined a band and asked Leonie and her brother to … Read more

Stephen Grice

Stephen Grice was presented with his life membership and commemorative plaque on 16th November, 2013. The following is a copy of the speech given at his endorsement: Our Principal Euphonium player Stephen Grice started playing Tenor Horn at the age of 10. He quickly moved onto Trombone, then Baritone and finally settled right where he … Read more

David Wilks

David Wilks was presented with his life membership and commemorative plaque on 16th November, 2013.  The following is a copy of the speech given at his endorsement: Our Principal Cornet player David Wilks joined Waratah-Mayfield Brass Band on Soprano Cornet in 1989 (although his wife claims it was 1985 so we’ll go with that date!).  … Read more

Therese Curry

Therese Curry was presented with her life membership and commemorative plaque on 16th November, 2013.  The following is a copy of the speech given at her endorsement: Our First Baritone player Therese Curry started playing Euphonium at Mayfield West Primary School when she was just ten years old.  That same year, 1976, she joined Waratah-Mayfield … Read more

Milton Morris

The Honorable Milton Morris AO was presented with his life membership and commemorative plaque on 29th September, 2013. Milton Morris AO is a most respected politician who represented the Electoral district of Maitland between March 1956 and August 1980. 24 years, which included 10 years as Minister for Transport. He was also Minister for Lands … Read more

Jimmy MacNeill

Jimmy MacNeill was awarded a Life Membership in 2011 for service to the band.  He had a deep love for Waratah Brass and he was passionate to the core about music and in particular brass banding.  Jimmy never played in the band but was at every concert and at rehearsal for a listen most weeks.  … Read more

Ron Grice

Ron Grice was awarded Life Membership of Waratah Brass in 2009 to acknowledge his major role and influence on the band. Ron came to Waratah-Mayfield Brass Band from the Salvation Army in the mid-1980s and bought with him his passion, knowledge and love of brass bands.  The band rapidly improved under Ron’s direction and players … Read more

Ron Brossman

Ron Brossman was awarded Life Membership in 2002 for services to the band. He was the band’s Honorary Business Manager and worked tirelessly to lift the profile of the band, assisted with marketing and pursued of a permanent bandroom. Ron passed away in 2003.

Lou Mottershead

 Lou Mottershead was awarded a Life Membership in 1994 for service to the band. Lou was not a player in the band but supported the band from the wings with help with organization and fundraising from the late 1970’s to the mid 1990’s.