Life Members

Life Membership of the Band Association of New South Wales is the ultimate award bestowed upon an individual member. This honour may be granted to any member of the band movement of New South Wales who, in the opinion of the Committee, has given outstanding service to the Band Association of New South Wales, as per section 3 of the BANSW By-Laws.

After retirement as a member, Life Members may attend any meetings, general or committee, and if invited, join in any discussion but shall not be entitled to a vote. They shall have the right of attendance for two persons at the invitation of the Committee to any contest or function that the Association may promote.

The Band Association of New South Wales President will present The Life Membership award at a premier association function. Life Members is recorded in the Register of Life Members. A suitable badge with the name and year of induction inscribed thereon will be issued together with a certificate.

Nomination for Life Membership shall be submitted along with supporting evidence to bestow this honour to the Association Secretary.

Life Members

NameYear AwardedNameYear Awarded
W. Leeman *1953Ken Huckstepp1990
Charlie Franz *1953Bill Richmond*1990
William Brown *1954David Blunt*1991
Colin Knight *1954Graham Atkinson*1996
Fred Knight *1954Phil Mead1998
Harry Todd *1954Bill Belcher OAM1999
Arthur Green *1957Alex Clulow *2000
Les Bragg *1960Steve Moore2002
Harold Ford *1962Harold Pollard OAM2002
Jack Hansen *1962Bob Wallbaum2002
Andy McDowell *1962Mary Mead2003
Cyril Ridgeway *1962Laurence Rowe2003
Noel Freestone *1963Allan Shaw2004
Les Turner *1965Jean Cartledge*2005
Ted Simons *1966Elaine Markham*2009
Charles Bignall *1967Brian McGuinness2010
Jim Reilly *1967Ray Gallagher *2010
Les Smith *1968Ken Bradley *2010
Tom Gawn *1969Mike Butcher OAM*2013
Jack Tougher *1969Jonathan Gatt2014
Cliff Goodchild OAM *1975Ian Madden2014
Frank Simm OAM*1975Jeff Markham2016
Dick Allen *1978Teena Wallace2018
Cobber Burnett*1978Kristen Moodie2018
H.J. (Os) Cartledge *1980Bill Lewis OAM 2019
John Flynn*1980James Brice OAM2020
Jack Grumley *1980John Kellaway2022
Mollie Neal *1980  
Richard (Dick) Stenning *1983  
Reg Bishop OAM *1984  
Frank McGuinness OAM *1984  
Dora Simm *1984  
Nance Stenning *1984  
Roy Orton *1985  
Norm Peverell1985  
Peter Walmsley OAM1985  
Charles Partridge *1986  
Ted Newbery BEM *1988  

* Deceased