City of Launceston RSL Band Inc. (Incorporating Northern Suburbs Silver Band & Invermay Silver Band)  
  • COL RSL Life Members

    Ernest Parker

    The father of one life member (David) and the husband of another (Maffwny)

    Maffwny Parker
    The mother of one life member (David) and the wife of another (Ernest)

    Jack Denmen
    The father of one life member (Bert) and the husband of another (Fanny)

    Fanny Denmen
    The mother of one life member (Bert) and the wife of another (Jack)

    Neil Graham
    Mr Graham was known as "God" by all the younger members of the band (at least). He was a strong disciplinarian.

    L. Lanham
    We Currently have no more information on Mrs or Miss Lanham, any help with additional information would be gratefully received.

    John Hosken Snr

    Jean Wilson

    Alan Matthews

    Phyl Davis

    David Parker - Cornet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium
    David has been a part of the band for over 70years and has had a hand in training almost every member of the band as a musician and in marching and drill. David successfully guided the marching practices for the band in preparation for the 2010 National Contest - which the band won. A former band master and multi-instrumentalist David is highly respected in the band and in brass banding generally.

    Pearl Mancey
    The mother of a life member (Bill).

    Albert W (Bert) Denmen
    The son of two life members, Tenor Horn Player and long time Band Sergeant. A man committed to brass banding and giving young people the opportunity to perform. Left us on his 85th Birthday in 2013.

    Jean Dearing
    The mother of another life member (George Dearing).

    George Robinson
    Tuba player, turned 85 in 2013, still has a lively interest in Brass Bands. Life-long mate of Bert Denmen.

    Denise Parker
    Married to another life member (David) and a hard worker for the band, fulfilling many administrative and committee roles.

    Doug Harris
    Cornet and Trumpet player, still has a lively involvement in Brass Bands in Launceston. As at 2013 conducting Launceston City Band.

    Sylvia Smith
    Mother of another life member (Raymond).

    William (Bill) Mancey
    Euphonium player, still has a lively involvement in Brass Bands in Launceston. As at 2013 a member of Launceston Railway Silver Band.

    Julie Lynch
    Current committee member of the City of Launceston RSL Band. Plays Tenor Horn and Baritone. Highly regarded leader of the band and has held a number of administrative roles over many years.

    Keith Harris Snr

    Karen Tankard
    Tenor Horn and Baritone Player, strong supporter of the band.

    George Dearing
    Son of another life member, trombone player, has dabbled with other instruments. The longest serving, currently active player in the band.

    Peter Lawrence
    Percussionist and sometime bus driver.

    David Peters
    Tuba Player, now living in Hobart and a fine (frequent state champion) Drum Major.

    Raymond Smith
    Tuba player and hard worker around the band room.

    Allen Clark
    Euphonium player, made a move to Sunny Queensland where he is a committed member of a brass band organisation in Brisbane.

    Ian Johnstone

    Kerry Leighton
    Cornet player, sometimes on Soprano Cornet, Treasurer and elder statesman of the band.

    Kirk Stuart
    Tuba Player, strong supporter of the band in many ways.

    Simon Partridge
    Cornet Player, current President and former Musical Director of the band.

    David Talbot
    Current Baritone Player, has also played Euphonium and Trombone in a long banding association, all with this band.

    Anthony (Tony) Roper
    A long serving member of the committee until early 2013, Tony is back on the committee in 2016. Hard working and successful Administration and Media Liaison Officer for the band and responsible for many positive developments for the band. Has played cornet for many years both in Salvation Army bands and other brass bands.