Meet the team.

Hamilton City Brass - Musical Director

Mason Elliot

Mason Elliot comes from a family with a proud banding tradition. His grandfather gave him his first cornet at the age of 8. Mason has accomplished many New Zealand and Australian brass band titles including nine New Zealand flugelhorn titles and one Australian flugelhorn title. Mason is an Australasian ‘Champion of Champions’ and to add to that, has been a member of seven national brass bands. A highlight of his career was conducting Hamiton City Brass in 2013 and winning the national B grade championship.

Te Reo Hughes

Hamilton Auxiliary Brass - Musical Director
Te Reo brings to the helm 27  years of music experience, 20 of those in the brass band scene.  Te Reo studied trumpet under the tuition of Rupert D'Cruze at the University of Waikato and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 2014.  Te Reo has a special interest in taonga puoro (maori instruments), and her favourite composers are Stravinsky, Beethoven, and kiwi composer Gareth Farr. Te Reo's favourite piece of brass music is Resurgam by Eric Ball. 

Walter Genefaas

Band President
Walter has extensive experience on the brass band scene having played several brass instruments since he was 7 years old.  He has played cornet in the national secondary schools and national youth bands as well as flugelhorn for Rotorua Brass. Walter has been playing euphonium for four years now and loves it. Walter says his career highlight was finishing ahead of his fiance Te Reo Hughes in the U19 in 2003.... and his life highlight is living a musical journey with Te Reo and watching their son grow into a fine musician and even finer young man, while their young daughter cheers from the sidelines. Walter is an Engineering Surveyor by profession leading a team of Surveyors in a large professional services consultancy.

Tracey Seifert

Youth Learner Tutor
Tracey Seifert began her banding career with Matamata Brass in 1979. Tracey became a brass tutor and also found time to conduct Matamata Brass  in her final year of high school.  A highlight in her career was winning the national Junior Amateur Cornet title in 1985.  Tracey played and taught brass in Hamilton while she attended the University of Waikato and played for Yamaha New Lynn (Waitakere) in 1988. She has taught recorder in schools, performed as a regular soloist in community concerts, as part of orchestras for musicals, the CVJM Posounenchor Ratingen, the Ratinger Jugund Blas-orchestra and in the Dusseldorf Sinfonia.  Tracey is a Hamilton City Brass solo cornetist, ex-secretary and now a youth learner tutor and coordinator of the Brass Factory which she established at the end of 2016.    

The band.

Principal cornet Todd Smith
Soprano cornet Robin Jobe
Solo cornet Patricia Stannard
Solo cornet Clive Burnell
Solo cornet Tracey Seifert

Repiano cornet Courtney Wilson
2nd cornet Barry Cullen
2nd cornet  Ruben Nieuwoudt
3rd cornet Elizabeth Humberston
3rd cornet Matthew Lansdaal
Principal horn Te Reo Hughes
1st horn Memorie Brooky
2nd horn Sara-Jane Flint
2nd Horn Robyn Wilson

Principal flugel Lisa Marshall

Principal baritone Emma Cardwell
2nd baritone Richard Edgecombe

Principal euphonium Ross McAdam
2nd euphonium George Humberstone
Principal trombone Malcolm Barr
Assist 1st trombone Simon Winship
2nd trombone Mike Rogers
2nd trombone Connor Rabbidge
Bass trombone Stephen Towers

Eb bass Robert Reay
Eb bass Malcolm Gapes

Bb bass Mike Williams
Bb bass John Kay

Percussion Daniel Lansdaal
Percussion Natalie Garcia-Gil
Percussion Abby Pinkerton