Band Members


Make somebody happy, make somebody strong

We take pride in offering quality band practice.  The SmoothStream Band Project is a doctoral research project of the University of Auckland on the "SmoothStream model - Musically-driven Mental Health Promotion" carried out by the principal investigator Dr. Ronald Ma and its ethics application was approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 10 March 2005 with the reference number of 2005/003. 

  • Official Supervisors - Dr. Helen Warren, Dr. Jennifer Hand and Dr. Samson Tse

Our Membership Agreement

I will approve your membership application if it meets the criteria.  Our band is for all music lovers regardless of anything.  But we do not want any 'shadowing' and other illegal activities.  Our legal advisors will scrutinise all activities to be fair, just and lawful.

They are my advisors...

  • Professor John Raeburn - Consultant
  • School of Population Health, University of Auckland - advisory panel
  • Dr. Benjamin Soe, Dr. Tin Htay and Dr. Hla Thein as advisors
  • Baby Khin and Yeong-Sheng Ma - lifelong consultants
  • Legal advisor 1 - Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, a member of the Minter Ellison Legal Group, one of the largest full-service law firms in the Asia Pacific region.  With more than 260 partners and 900 legal staff located in Australia, Hong Kong, The People's Republic of China, Indonesia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  Minter Ellison supports leading industry and government clients.
  • Legal advisor 2 - Community Law Centres
  • Legal advisor 3 - Executive Office, the University of Auckland
  • Legal advisor 4 - NZ Police

Current line-up

All of them are multitalented but what listed here are their main instruments:

  • Professor Janie Sheridan - timbales on Oye Como Va and Samba Pa Ti
  • Anthea MacDonald - singer
  • Iona MacDonald - supporter
  • Cherry Hsu - singer
  • Paul Lu - bass and the Rock Group Leader
  • Anita Lu - keyboard and Music Director
  • Johnny Lu - guitar
  • Lisa Chang - percussion
  • Dr. Andy Lu - percussion and Stage Manager
  • Willie Lai - Trombone
  • Associate Professor Roger Marshall
  • Brendan Agnew - guitar, piano and trumpet
  • Brett Agnew - supporter and life-saver
  • Dasham Bedi - guitar
  • Catherine Finn - saxophone
  • Robin from Infinite Flying Kick - Youth Leader
  • Yid-Ee Goh from the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre as our Music Advisor
  • Janet Pearson - researcher
  • Roy Lay-Yee - researcher
  • Guest musicians in every performance
  • Mavis Wang - saxophone and guitar, and Treasurer
  • Bryan Ma - Music Director
  • Norine Ma - guitar and violin
  • Ronald Ma - Band Leader

They are my musician friends...

  • D' Starlight
  • Guna
  • The Blue Star Band
  • The Eastern Stars Concert Band
  • Infinite Flying Kick led by Robin
  • AKSamba
  • Musicians around the world
  • Phil Whiting - Conductor
  • Helena van der Merwe - Vocal Coach
  • Professor Janie Sheridan and her AKSamba Band as conductors and musicians
  • Sally Kedge, Tim and Darren as our Conductors

They are my supporters across the Pacific...

  • U Nanda - Overseas Chinese Buddhist Temple of Taiwan
  • Dr. Yu Xu from the United States
  • Stuart Myers (Principal) and Trish Stacey (Secretary) from Pakuranga Intermediate
  • Christopher Antony - D' Starlight
  • David and Harold - husbands of our project supervisors
  • Dr. Peter Adams - School of Population Health, University of Auckland
  • Emerald Ma, William Lee, Edward Lee and Douglas from Taiwan
  • Sandar and Wen Wai Yo from Taiwan
  • Ma Theingi, Ko Cho, Waimon, Phyo and Nge Nge
  • Guna - D' Starlight
  • Tun Shin and Nway Nway
  • Vishal Rishi (University of Auckland)
  • Warren Lindberg (NDSA)
  • Jane Farrelly - Internal Affairs
  • Kirsty Glengarry - Auckland City Council
  • Isy Kennedy - North Shore City Council
  • Waew and Piengpen and their Thai communities
  • Dr. Sapna Samant - Auckland City Council
  • Sue Zimmerman from Ministry of Health and Raewyn Stone from Manukau City Council
  • Wendy Preston - Fledgling Trust
  • Kiran Mallapur and her organisation - Auckland Regional Migrant Services
  • The University of Auckland and Kiwibank
  • JR McKenzie Trust, Cathy Pelly Trust and Lion Foundation
  • New Zealand mainstream communities
  • Governmental and Non-governmental organisations
  • Burmese communities, their families and friends
  • Music industries around the world
  • Marissa

They were in the band before...

  • Aye Thanda, Thi Thi, Su Su, Myint, Htein Lin, Zin Min, Hnin, Kyaw Lin Thu, Ma Aye, Ko Myo
  • Ko Kyin Tun, Ma Yu and Han Oo
  • Dr. Hla Shan Phyu (Dancing Group Captain and Meditation Coach), MeeShay, Khine, Ray and U Maung Maung Hla
  • Moe Swe (Sound Engineer and Referee) and Zin Mar
  • Htwe Htwe Myint (Second Band Founder) and Ei Ei
  • Kong Hong (Soccer Coach), Hnin Moe Aung (Ma Nge), Myo Min
  • Pania Tat-Marian as our Communication Officer
  • Stephen McIntyre from University of Auckland as our Conductor
  • Colin Hunter, Ury, Simon and their jazz band from the School of Music, University of Auckland
  • Morning Star (North Shore Band led by John Saw Win)
  • John Bercich from the Auckland Portable Keyboard Society
  • Mr. Kent Yen and Mrs. Yen from Taiwan
  • Peter Low and Stacey
  • Phil Ghent, Joshua
  • Tony (trumpet)
  • Robyn
  • School of Blind
  • Zaw Htet - guitar
  • U Kyaw Htay - percussion and singer
  • Amy - singer
  • Ah Yong - singer
  • Jason - singer
  • Anna - catering
  • Hank Lin - keyboard
  • Anita Lin - drum
  • Dora - keyboard, viola, Chinese traditional musical instruments
  • Anni - flute
  • David - trumpet and violin
  • Marianne Pedersen - vocal
  • Patsy Chen - piano and vocal
  • Sherry Yang - vocal
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Last Updated 13/08/2008

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