Geoff Duniam was succeeded by Bill Schilder as the bandmaster in 1972. In the same year
the Barney Lusted Memorial Award was instituted to recognise the Bandsperson of the
New uniforms were bought in March 1973. The number of players waxed and waned in this
decade to the extent the band had insufficient numbers to perform for Anzac Day in 1973.
In 1974 Bill Shilder resigned and was succeeded by Jack Ling with the assistance of Jack
To foster the young musical talent that existed within the community a junior band was
formed in 1980 under the leadership of Peter Ling. A “ concert band” format was adopted
to allow for a wider range of instruments and to parallel the instrumental teaching
happening in schools. Not surprisingly in 1982 the senior band converted to a concert
The decisions taken were successful and by 1983 the band consisted of 48 players with an
average age of 14 years.
In 1985 well known local musician and music teacher Andy Farrell was appointed as
bandmaster and adopted the name of “Wood Wyn’d ‘n Brass”. Under Andy’s leadership the
band took on a higher public profile, performing at the BiCentennial Concert in Hobart and
the Hobart Christmas Parades in 1988, 1989, and 1990.
The bandrooms were affected by a fire on August 31st, 1989 causing $8921 damage.
Tom Goninon was appointed bandmaster in 1990. Tom was a teacher and had formed the
Kentish Band at Sheffield and the King Island School Concert Band during his teaching
appointments to those places. Tom extended the training program at Wynyard by creating
two development bands- a Beginner band and an Intermediate band. The senior band
performed with distinction at the “ Tasmanian Festival of Music” in Launceston, and toured
Victoria in 1998.
In 1998 Stephen Loring was appointed to the position of Musical Director of the band, with
Tom Goninon looking after the training bands until 2002. David Wilson, Wendy Bryant and
Lindi Spicer lead the development bands from 2003 to 2004 after Tom moved to Hobart.
The band performed at local civic occasions and regular concerts , and played at Deloraine
and Queenstown. In 2003 it was awarded first place in the Open band or orchestra section
of the Burnie Eisteddfod.
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