Southern Area Concert Band

LIFE MEMBERS

MEMBER YEAR JOINED YEAR AWARDED
Don Scott ~1971 ~1981
Don Scott was a non- playing member of the SACB and fulfilled the role of Treasurer for 14 years.
Nancy Ovenden 1971 1986

Nancy Ovenden was the band's original music director and re-joined the band in 1976.  Nancy continued to be an active playing member of Southern Area Concert Band until her death on January 24, 2010.  A fitting tribute to Nancy's Life can be found here.

Obituary
Mrs. Nancy Ovenden passed away peacefully on the afternoon of January 24th, 2010 after a period of illness.
Nancy was made a Life Member of the SACB in 1986, and was always happy to share her 60+ years of musical experience with anyone who asked.  She provided a solid rock in the clarinet section of the band from when she re-joined the band in 1976, and as an instrumental music teacher, Nancy has continuously supplied the band with new members, the most recent of whom joined the band in December 2009.

In memory of Nancy's long time support for the band, the committee has voted to create the "Nancy Ovenden Perpetual Trophy" .  This trophy will be awarded each year at the Annual General Meeting to a worthy recipient that shows the characteristics that Nancy displayed - dedication to the band, musicianship and commitment to community music making. 

Craig Seymour September 1976 1986

Craig Seymour retired from his position of Music Director of the SACB in 2005, and has since been honoured with the title of Emeritus Music Director for his years of service to the band and community music.

Obituary
Mr. Craig Seymour passed away peacefully on August 26th, 2012
Craig was made a Life Member of the SACB in 1986, and devoted over thirty years of his life to the development of young musicians both through his work with Southern Area Concert Band, and his work through the Victorian Education Department as a specialist woodwind teacher, instructor and musician.

In memory of Craig's time support for the band, the committee has voted to create the "Craig Seymour Perpetual Trophy" .  This trophy will be presented each year at our AGM to a worthy recipient from out Training Band that shows the characteristics that Craig displayed - dedication to the band, musicianship and commitment to community music making. 

Tracy Videon February 1978 1988
Tracy Videon joined the band in 1978 playing euphonium, and continued on to the position of Assistant Conductor. Tracy and Geoff were the first playing members to join the committee.
Geoff Field May 1982 1992
Geoff Field joined the band in 1982 playing percussion. He has been on the committee since 1983, holding the role of Property Officer for most of those (except for periods as President in 1994 and 1995 - also as Treasurer in 1995 - and Vice President in 1996 and 2000), and is still an active playing member of the band. Geoff and Tracy were the first playing members to join the committee.
Peter Northwood 1999 2019
Peter joined the Band in 1999 as a Clarinet player and currently plays Bass Clarinet. He was the Band's Secretary from 2000 until 2006. He was President from 2007 to 2009 and again in 2016 and 2017. He was also Vice President in 2013.
Darryn Wright 1997 2013
Darryn Wright joined the band as an alto saxophone player in 1997 after moving to Melbourne from Tasmania.  During his time in the band, Darryn has also played flute, percussion and tenor saxophone.  He became President in 1999 and held this position in the band until taking over the Music Director's role in 2007, making Darryn the band's longest serving President.
Obituary
Mr. Darryn Wright passed away peacefully on September 23rd, 2018
Darryn was made a Life Member of the SACB in 2013, and is remembered for his service to the SACB as the President and Music Director.
Jeremy de Korte 1988 2013
Jeremy de Korte joined the band in 1988 as a young oboe player and has been a continuous member ever since, including periods of time while he was working as a music teacher in regional Victoria and New South Wales.  Jeremy was instrumental in the formation of the Southern Area Training Band, which commenced operation in 2005 under Jeremy's very capable baton.  Jeremy has also served the band as assistant conductor of the concert band.  Jeremy is still an active playing member of the band.
 

Other Historical Information about Southern Area Concert Band...

Trophies and Awards     Past Event List     Nancy Ovenden Perpetual Trophy Craig Seymour Perpetual Trophy

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