The BSO Committee is a volunteer group elected to run the day-to-day operations of the orchestra. Committee meet on a monthly basis and comprise the following:

President: Cam Wright
Cam was introduced to the bassoon by Brenda Beck in 1983, his first year at Ballarat High School. With little idea of what a Bassoon was it was chosen principally because it was so different, and appealed to his mechanical leanings. Under the guidance of some excellent teachers Cam’s abilities grew and he grasped at opportunities to play in ensembles and musicals. Cam joined the BSO in 1989 and since then has taken part in many wonderful performances, and been mentored, conducted by, and performed amongst some truly talented people. Through his involvement on the committee, he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the BSO.

Treasurer: Millie Koenders

Millie has returned to the Treasurer role in 2023 after previously holding this role for many years. She brings a wealth of experience to the role both as a member of the violin section and passionate musician, as well as from her work as a bookkeeper in a range of businesses.

Secretary: Anna Fernandes
Anna joined the orchestra in 2016 and has served as Secretary from 2018 onward. She also leads the second violins and has played the violin since she was five years old. Anna comes from a musical family and has always enjoyed playing in ensembles. She played in the Engineering Music Society Orchestra throughout her studies at The University of Melbourne and finds that music provides balance to her work as a clinical psychologist.
Photo credit: Jo Armstrong – JJ Photography

Committee Member: Frank Dyer
Frank has played trumpet / cornet with various groups and ensembles over the years including Footscray-Yarraville, Ashmore (QLD) and Creswick brass bands and Northern Rivers (NSW), Gold Coast Philharmonic (QLD) and Ballarat Symphony Orchestras. He conducted the Creswick Brass band from 1986 to 1993. Highlights include playing trumpet for the New York touring production of “Porgy & Bess” and the Seagulls Club (NSW) production of “Hair”. In addition to the orchestra, he currently plays trumpet and piccolo trumpet with The Little Brass Band and cornet with Eureka Brass.

Committee Member: Alan Kirkman

Committee Member: Ange Sorrell

Committee Member: Kath Saunders

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