Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ben Fixter - Instructor, Defence Force School of Music, Melbourne

After graduating from USQ in 1995, Ben was employed as an Instrumental Music Instructor in Gladstone.
At the end of 1998 Ben returned to USQ to complete his Bachelor of Education (Primary) as a post-graduate student for 2 years.
Just prior to his final practical teaching placement, he auditioned for enlistment into the Australian Army as a musician and was successful.
With his music and education degrees under his belt, Ben then joined the Australian Army and was first posted to Sydney.
Since then he has been a member of the Royal Military College (RMC) Band in Canberra (2004-2005) and The Band of The First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR Band) in Townsville (2006-2008).
Whilst in Canberra, Ben met his wife Cassandra who played flute in the RMC Band.
Ben is currently an Instructor at the Defence Force School of Music in Melbourne.

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