Tyme Marsters

Tyme Marsters started playing in Westport when he was 10 years old.

In 1993, Tyme moved to Christchurch to join the New Zealand Army Band after a 3 month Army Recruit Training Course. Tyme also joined Skellerup Woolston Band where he played for 9 years.

Tyme has had many band and solo successes. Tyme's success as a soloist includes winning the New Zealand Open Amateur Cornet solo in his first year in the Open section in 1995, also being awarded the Pat Cole Medal for the Youngest Winning Open Soloist at the national championships. In 2008, Tyme won the New Zealand Open Flugel Horn title and went on to win the coveted New Zealand Champion of Champions. Tyme has won the NZ Open Flugel title four times.

He was a members of the National Youth Band of New Zealand in 1998 & 1999. Tyme was also a member of the National Band of New Zealand that toured the United States of America and New Zealand in 1995, tour of Europe in 2005, tour of New Zealand in 2007 with guest soloist James Morrison, was part of the National Band's CD recording in 2008 and in July 2009 competed at the World Brass Band Championship in Kerkrade, Holland, for the second time and was on the recent tour to China & Korea where he was also appointed Drum Major for the parade at the Korean International Wind Festival.

Tyme has been very fortunate with his travels, both with military and civilian groups. Some of his highlights have been tours to Italy for the Festival of Music in 2007, Switzerland in 2007, to the United Kingdom for the Basel Tattoo in 2012, and to Europe for 5 months as a Defence Force Exchange Musician, the All England Masters International Championship in Cambridge in 2006, Italy for the 60th Anniversary of Monte Cassino as the New Zealand Defence Force bugler in 2004, four tours to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2013, UK to the British Open in 2000, Washington D.C. for the unveiling of the Korean War Memorial in 1995, and Abu Dhabi for the International Defence Exhibition & Conference in 2011. In 2012, Tyme was once again the New Zealand Defence Force bugler for the commemorations in Gallipoli for ANZAC Day & also took part at the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in Windsor.

Tyme has a wide range of experience in many musical genres. Tyme has played Lead Trumpet with the All Stars Big Band, backing the likes of Tim Beverage, Glen Sharrock (from the Little River Band) and James Morrison. Tyme has also played in many show productions, some of which are Brassed Off (on Flugel and Solo Cornet), and Romeo & Juliet, Witches of Eastwick and Guys & Dolls on Trumpet. Tyme also recorded The Producers and La Cage Aux Folles productions, playing all trumpet parts. Tyme is currently a member of Christchurch's Symposium Jazz Orchestra, who recently performed with Francisco Torres and Rodger Fox, and he also performs with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

After completing a distinguished 20 year career as a military musician, Tyme retired from the New Zealand Army to become the founder, director and principal tutor of "Brass Factory Canterbury". Here Tyme utilises his extensive experience in brass bands, big bands, musical productions and orchestras as a full time educator.

During his time with the New Zealand Army Band, Tyme accepted a role as Acting Bandmaster. He has featured as guest conductor with many bands around New Zealand. He was the Musical Director of Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass from 2009 to 2014.

Tyme was appointed as Musical Director of Woolston Brass in 2015. It didn't take him long to make his presence felt in the contesting arena when, only six months at the helm, he took the band on to win the A Grade Test at the New Zealand Brass Band Championships.

Tyme Marsters