President: Brenda Koch
Vice President: Max Bogard
Max is an avid musician with performance and teaching experience on trombone, euphonium, and tuba. He is also an experienced arranger, with works performed by high school, university, and community ensembles across Canada and the United States. Max can be found in many different bands in the Vancouver area (and occasionally beyond), but his home will always be with the Carnival Band.
In addition to music, Max is passionate about urban transit and land economics, and is an advocate for making Vancouver a more inclusive and accessible place for everyone to live, work, and enjoy life.
Treasurer: Yonathan Uriel
Yonathan is a dedicated Carnie clarinetist, having been absorbed into the band one dreamy summer evening in August 2017.
Secretary: Patti Hirschberg
Director at Large: Helen Spaxman
Helen has been working as an arts instructor at Britannia Centre for over 25 years. She joined the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 2012 to assist in the Britannia Arts and Culture Office, and has since held other positions for the Britannia Society and Parks Board in Arts Programming, Volunteer Coordination and Facility Rentals/Wedding Liaison.
An avid gardener and multidisciplinary artist, Helen instigates community projects in the neighbourhood such as International Yarn Bombing Day, Children’s Knitting Clubs, Banner Painting, Greening the Bunkers and Mural projects and restorations.
Helen came to the realization that she was in the band in July 2014.