President: Brenda Koch

Bio coming soon!

Vice President: Max Bogard

Max is an avid musician with experience performing on and teaching trombone, euphonium, and tuba, as well as writing musical arrangementsĀ for ensembles throughout the United States and Canada. A graduate of the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, he founded the Thunderbird Marching Band in 2012, currently the only university-level marching band in Western Canada.

When he’s not playing in a band somewhere, Max is an aspiring web developer and social media specialist, and is excited to put his skills to use for the Open Air Orchestra Society and Carnival Band.

Treasurer: 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.

Secretary: Sarah Park

Sarah is a local neighbourhood momma and music lover. She spends her days working with small humans teaching them gymnastics and other sports skills. She is an active member of the community and has served on many committees and boards. Sarah was a Carnival Band groupie for many years before realizing she could just join!

Director at Large: Brian Phillips

Bio coming soon!