Bruce Hamlin, began his musical journey in 1975, playing percussion with the S.E.D. RSL Band, which reformed in 1980 as Brisbane Brass. Bruce was a member of the Queensland Youth Orchestra organisation until 1981, where he then became a percussionist with the A.B.C. Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Bruce is currently a instrumental music teacher with the Queensland Department of Education. Bruce has won 14 consecutive “best percussion” at the Queensland State Championships and was a member of the Australian Brass Band as Principal Percussion from 1997 – 1999 and in 2011.