Warrant Officer 2 Robert Pieters

Band Operations Manager

Trombone


 

Warrant Officer Robert Pieters joined the South African Navy Band in 1991 having transferred from the South African Correctional Services Band. Warrant Officer Robert Pieters is Group Leader qualified and plays bass trombone in the section. He is a member of the Marching and Concert Bands and also plays in the Dance/Stage Bands.

Music taste: Contemporary jazz
Hobbies: Motorsports, music, computers

Robert's role in the Band is as follows:

a. As Operations manager, he is responsible for ensuring that all the internal musical logistical processes required by the Band when they travel are in place. This includes ensuring that all necessary band equipment is loaded safely at the Band room; that all equipment arrives safely at the tasking venue and is secured correctly, as well as ensuring the safe return of all band equipment to the Band room.
b. He is responsible for the administration, training and control of musicians in his musical section.
c. He assists the Bandmaster and/or Director of Music in the daily functioning of the Band both musically and functionally.
d. He is responsible for the conducting and training of an instrumental group of the Band.
e. He is responsible for the training and instruction of musicians regarding the maintenance of instruments and equipment.