Meet the team.

Glenn Richards

Hamilton City Brass - Musical Director
Glenn is a fairly recent addition to the Waikato area, moving from Wellington in 2014.  Glenn was born and raised in Wellington and started learning the cornet at age 6 at the local Salvation Army. Glenn’s father and Grandfather were both extremely talented trombone players. Glenn has held the principal cornet seats in both the Wellington South and Wellington Citadel Salvation Army bands and also played with the famous Regent Hall band in London under the musical direction of Peter Graham.  Glenn has won several New Zealand A and B grade Brass Band Championships as a player with Wellington Brass and Auckland’s Dalewool Brass. He was also conductor of the Salvation Army’s National Youth Band. Taking up the position of Musical Director of Hamilton City Brass in 2015, the band placed 3rd at the National Championships in Rotorua and first place both in 2016 at Napier and Wellington in 2017. Glenn is married to Kathryn who is a registered nurse at Waikato Hospital and has two children, Samantha 9 and Bradley a wild 4. He has never regretted his move to the Waikato and is looking forward to experiencing and being further involved with the wonderful musical talent in the area.

Te Reo Hughes

Hamilton Auxiliary Brass - Musical Director
Te Reo has recently been appointed as the musical director for Hamilton Auxiliary Brass. She brings to the helm 25 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. 

George Jennings

Band President
George began his banding career at the age of 8 and was taught by his father. He has spent time playing in the Waihi Federal Band, Morrinsville Municipal Band, Tokoroa Citizens' band where he also served as President and deputy conductor. In recent years George has played in Hamilton City Brass and now the Hamilton Auxiliary Brass Band.  George see's himself as a 'traditionalist' when it comes to his musical preference,  leaning more toward brass band marches and hymns. As a first term President, George hopes his business management experience will enable the band committee to work as a cohesive unit to ensure fiscal progress is maintained and that over the next year, the organisation achieves the best possible outcomes for both player and community enjoyment.

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 Ben Burnell
Soprano cornet Robin Jobe
Solo cornet Mason Elliot
Solo cornet Todd Smith
Solo cornet Tracey Seifert
Solo cornet Yvette Lawson

Repiano cornet Clive Burnell
2nd cornet Memorie Brooky
2nd cornet Elizabeth Humberstone
3rd cornet Ruben Nieuwoudt
3rd cornet Vacancy
Principal horn Sergio Marshall
Assisting solo horn Te Reo Hughes
1st horn Vicki Wilmott
2nd horn Robyn Wilson
2nd Horn Sharon Porter

Principal flugel Lisa Marshall

Principal baritone Emma Cardwell
2nd baritone Richard Edgecombe

Principal euphonium Ross McAdam
2nd euphonium Walter Genefaas
Principal trombone Malcolm Barr
2nd trombone Mike Rogers
Bass trombone Stephen Towers

Principal Eb bass Malcolm Gapes
Eb bass George Humberstone
Eb bass Robert Real

Principal Bb bass Mike Williams
Bb bass Opeti Huni

Principal percussion Aiko Tatsumi
Percussion Ash Russell
Percussion Daniel Lansdaal