Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union

Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union

Fortior Ito – Go Forth With Strength – School est. 1820 Old Boys Union est. 1925

Cadet Group Photos


1953 Award winning cadet band – ANZAC day march

Mr Rob Connelly (Class of 1954/55) playing the Last Post on bugle on Anzac Day 1954 with the late Sydney Cooke (Class of 1955).

Always nice to host an Old Boy musician, Mr Rob Connelly (Class of 1954/55), and to have him play the school’s historic heraldic trumpets with current music teacher, and trumpeter, Mr Dan Johnson. Dan has been commissioned to write a new fanfare for the 2020 Bicentenary Celebrations using the three trumpets which had been used by Westmead Boys Home as well as PMH. Fortior  Ito (6 March 2019)


1955 MBP Cadet Band plays at Celebrations on Electrification of Rail to Blacktown – Source: Pat Connelly.


1955 MBP Cadet Band group photo at Celebrations on Electrification of Rail to Blacktown – Source: Pat Connelly.


1960 – 3rd Year School Cadets Singleton

“My name is Robert Klein-Schiphorst and reside in Townsville, North Queensland having done so since 1968. I am an ex student of Marist Brothers Parramatta High School from mid 1958 through to 1962 completing 5th Year, Leaving Certificate ( year 12 today). Recently whilst browsing through our photo albums with grandchildren came across two old School photographs. Copies of which are attached. One was taken in 1960 third year school cadets at a school cadet camp in Singleton, what I can remember of it, it was bitterly cold but a lot of fun. I am on the left hand end of the four shown but can’t place a name to the familiar faces of the others to the right.”


1964 CUOs


1969 Cadet Ball – Source John Cox


1973 Parramatta Marist Rifle Range. Source: Greg Hayes


1970 Cadet Ball – G Grounds J Cox P Williamson M Lindfield G Hoile J Duncan Source: John Cox

This is the 1971 Passing Out Parade on the top oval at Westmead. – Thanks to David Whitfield


2013 – The 1953 Cadet Band presentation of their award to the School

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