Bruce is one of the oldest serving members of the band having being with us since 1965. He has previously played for Rushworth, Sunshine, Northcote and Coburg bands before settling on Dandenong as home. He is currently enjoying his 'retirement' playing 3rd cornet rounding out what has been a brass band carrer in excess of 70 years. As well as cornet Bruce has also played with Tenor Horn and Baritone. His Tenor Horn career accounts for over 10 years of his service to brass bands and has seen Bruce perform on that instrument at the highest competition level in both A and B Grade bands. Bruces love of brass band has been passed onto his grandson Tim Hellyer who is the bands Principal Cornet.