Committee

Back Row: Kathy McDonald, Wayne Coddington, John Sullivan, Rachel Blunt, Owen Melhuish (President), Bob Salthouse

Front Row: Miles Bennett, Rachel Sullivan (Treasurer), Danielle McQuinn

PortraitPresident – Owen Melhuish
Occupation: Mobile Mortgage Manager for Westpac North Shore
Music Background: My strength is more in the administration field but my music began at about 9 years as a chorister at Napier Cathedral. Brass bands took over at 13 while at Napier Boys High School. Have enjoyed my banding in Wellington, Christchurch and now Auckland. During that time I also served on the BBANZ National Executive and was manager of the National Youth Brass Band. I am proud to be President of North Shore Brass since 2012.
PortraitGofer Handiman, Tea Boy – Robert “Bob” Salthouse
Occupation: Retired
Music Background: The Salthouse family grew up at the Devonport SA corps in younger days, in about 1947 Bob joined other members of the family learning a tenor horn and later cornet, with dad on solo cornet, grandad on baritone, brother on baritone, and sister also on tenor horn in a band of 10-12. In 1955 Bob went into Hobsonville to complete CMT and answered the call for bandsmen, playing in the RNZAF base band under FltSgnt Roy Brinsden. This was the last time Bob played. Over the following years Bob followed NSB in which brother-in-law Barry & sister Margaret Moss were fully involved under Gil Morrison’s direction and watched progress.
On retirement from the boatbuilding industry in 2008 Bob decided to give boats a break and take more interest in brass banding, he was welcomed at the band room on practice nights, and joined Jack Macdonell sorting music, making tea and doing a few odd jobs about the place while enjoying the fine music.