Neave Taylor

President

Studying B. Science / Advanced Studies – 4th Year

Instrument: I’m a drummer and percussionist. I was once praised by a conductor for my “very musical” playing of a triangle.

Tell us your clumsiest moment: I once fell out of a bus and straight into some mud. My shoe fell off as well. It was pretty embarrassing if I’m honest.

What keeps you awake at night? Thinking about all the weird time signatures we’re yet to march to. 9/8 seems like a challenge but I reckon we could do it.

Ally Barry

Treasurer

Studying B. Engineering / B. Science – 3rd Year

Instrument: Percussion

What is your favourite marching band piece?
Mars, the Bringer of War (from The Planets by Gustav Holst✨🪐)

If aliens showed up and asked to be taken to your leader, who would you take them to?
Any golden retriever.

What is your favourite meme?

Ally Meme

Ellena Black

Secretary

Studying PhD (Chemistry) – 3rd Year

Instrument: Clarinet in band. I also play piano and have been known to play tenor sax and bass clarinet, though I don’t currently own either. I have held a violin at least twice.

Coke or Pepsi? Coke. I actually once won a competition in which I had to taste the difference between Coke, Pepsi, Coke from a can, Coke from a bottle, etc.

What was the last TV show you binged? I got through a lot of The Crown in isolation. Last TV show I fully binged was Orphan Black, for the fourth time, good stuff.

What’s your hidden talent? I can lick my elbow.

Arabella King

Head of Talent Acquisition

Studying B. Music (Composition for Creative Industries) – 2nd Year

Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Tell us a story which you’ve always wanted to tell but never had the right opportunity. John Powell responded to my DM a few years back. Very, very epic.

What is your favourite meme?

Arabella Meme

Sandra Kallarakkal

Director of Planning and Events

Studying B. Education / B. Arts – 3rd Year

Instrument: Saxophone

Describe yourself in five words or less. Loves sleeping, doesn’t sleep much.

Have you ever disliked something and then changed your mind? Hated Yakult as a kid and during a midnight HSC studying session decided to drink one because it was the only drink we had in the fridge and really enjoyed it. Fully a Yakult lover now.

Neha Beri

Vice President

Studying B. Education – 5th Year

Instrument: Trumpet

How do you like your coffee? I’m a tea girl.

What animal most closely resembles you and why? The Elephant: Although one could argue that my 5 foot frame is suited to something a bit smaller … I do however play the trumpet and I have the elephant’s qualities of calmness and perseverance.