Darryl Bowers has been involved in the Music industry for over 35 years. His experiences include managing the 2000 Olympics Marching Band, acting as section leader for the 1988 Expo City Marching Band, 17 years as Musical Director of the Queensland Youth Big Band, 15 years in the 1 Div RAA Band. Darryl has also played in many bands ranging in styles from Jazz, Funk, Latin and Pep Bands, and he has taught Percussion programs at a range of schools across Brisbane.

Yang has been tutoring at Groves for over a year. Prior to working here at Groves, highlights of Yang’s career include a scholarship by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, and study in Kings’ College, London, with a Masters in Music. He taught for ten years in Singapore, running Music and Arts programmes for students in the Gifted Education Program, and has coached various music groups, created music arrangements and prepared students for performances at events. In his remaining free time, he enjoys making and listening to music.

Chris Williams has been working at Groves for just over a year now. Starting this year he has had the privilege of giving guitar lessons at Groves. Chris hopes to be able to pass on what he has learnt from his 16 years of playing on worship teams, both in terms of musical ability and theory, and in terms of the heart behind worship music. As the leader of the guitar team at his church, Chris is responsible for resourcing and equipping guitarists as they build up their talents and put them into God’s service. Nothing gives him more joy and hope for the future than seeing young people step up to serve and take on responsibilities at church. Music is a big part of everyone’s lives, but especially in the life of a Christian. We edify ourselves, encourage each other, and extol God through singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.

Kialyn Wassenberg
Director of Arts

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