The Henley and Grange Band was founded in 1978. Since that time it has had several different musical directors and presidents, and the membership has varied from as low as 20 to as high as about 60 regular players.
The band is made up of people of all ages; from teenagers to retirees. For many years it had a close relationship with Henley High School and many of its former students still play in the band.
The band played in the Southern Bands Festival for many years since its inception 1983 and more recently has been a regular participant in the Strathalbyn Bands’ Festival.
|Max Taylor||Cornet Player in the Regular Army Band||1978 – June 1989|
|Neville James||Brass Teacher with the Education Department of South Australia||August 1989 – August 1994|
|Allan Giles||Instrumental Music Teacher Music Librarian with the Education Department of South Australia||September 1994 – October 1999|
|Neville James (Acting)||Retired – former MD and Ed. Dept. teacher||October 1999 – February 2000|
|Ralph Chambers||Retired – former Ed. Dept. teacher||February 2000 – December 2004|
|Mike Noyce||Former Regular Army band player and musical director of the Army Reserves’ Band||March 2005 – 2012|
|Fred Angus||Councillor, later Mayor||1979 – 1982|
|Dr Tony Bourne||Pathologist||1983 – 1990|
|Stephen Brzezinski||Student, self employed and then Army musician||1991 – 1994|
|John Behenna||Public Servant, Councillor||1994 – 1996|
|Harold Anderson, OAM||Company Director, Councillor, Mayor||1997 – Sept 1999|
|Isobel McFarlane||Company secretary||Sept 1999 – July 2001|
|James Buder||Public Servant||July 2001 – Aug 2003|
|Maureen Goldfinch||Teacher||Aug 2003 – Aug 2006|
|Gordon Combes||Teacher||Aug 2006 – 2008|
|Mandy Chisholm||Aug 2008 – 2012|
|Belinda Willcocks||Teacher||Aug 2012 –