AGM time

Last night the band held our AGM at Woodmead Halls, chaired by our President, Mr Owen Lovell. The meeting was well attended by band members and we were also joined by our two Trustees, John Evans and Derek Hallett.

During the meeting Officers and Committee members were appointed for the ensuing year, with Ellis Holt taking over as Chairman. Ellis will also continue as Conductor and Musical Director for the Training Band.

David Tozer remains as Musical Director for the main band and he was also the recipient of The Gordon Broom Award, which was presented to him (left) by Stuart Broom on behalf of the Broom family. Stuart paid tribute to David’s efforts in maintaining band morale during the lockdown. Reference was made to the fact that a lot of organisations struggled to keep going during this period, with some subsequently disbanding and he congratulated the band on continuing to operate during the disruption. Gordon Broom was Stuart’s father and was a founder member of the band. His family donated the shield in his memory and each year band members award it to the person who they feel has contributed the most to the band.

The band has also recently purchased a new cornet. It will be played by Kathy Smith, our principal cornet player. The photo (right) shows Kathy with the new instrument being handed to her by our President, Owen Lovell.

Owen brought the AGM to a close by wishing the band well hopeful that things will start to return to normal.

To this end the committee is now hard at work planning a full programme of concerts and other events for the forthcoming year.

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