Board of Directors 2017-05-04T16:44:43+00:00

Board of Directors

The NSW School Band Festival Ltd is company limited by guarantee and is listed on the Federal Government’s Regsister of Cultural Organisations (ROCO) as tax-deductible entity.

Paul Goodchild
Paul is currently the Associate Principal Trumpet, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of Sydney Brass, one of Sydney's oldest chamber ensembles. Paul is one of the most well known and successful professional musicians in the Sydney classical music scene. Paul has been closely involved with the SBF all his life.
Nigel Price
Nigel is a self employed businessman who has been actively involved in community music organisations in Sydney for more than twenty years. Nigel recently retired from his position with the University of Sydney where he was the CEO of the University's Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems.
Don Shearman
Don lectures in mathematics and statistics for UWS and Newcastle University and is also involved in research in education. Don has worked as a high school band director and has been active in community music organisations for over 40 years. A number of Don's ex-students are professional musicians and teachers.
Louise Goodchild

Louise is a practicing NSW Barrister, working from the Fredrick Jordan Chambers, Sydney. Louise is both a Company Director and the Company Secretary. She has been closely involved with the New South Wales School Band Festival all her life.

Patrick Devery
General Manager/Public Officer
Pat has a background in educational leadership and as been closely involved in the administration of the NSW School Band Festival since 1992. Pat is currently the General Manager of the Festival and CEO of the Australian School Orchestral Festival.