John’s ‘Significant Birthday’ Celebrations!

The band’s librarian for many years, John Case, recently celebrated a significant birthday. John is now ’80 years young’ and a celebration cake was produced and enjoyed in honour of this landmark.

John is a founder member of the band which was re-formed in the early 1980’s. (Don’t remind John, but his youthful looks can be seen in the photo of the band on the website’s ‘About Us’ page – back row, 2nd from right, next to former MD Pat Perry. With him in the photo is Eric Hodder, who is still regularly making music on the double bass.)

Although he retired from his playing role some years ago, he has proved an invaluable band librarian, a vital task which he performs with great efficiency and understanding and one which is greatly appreciated by all band members.

Our picture shows John being presented with his cake by Engagements Secretary and former Chairman Val Mahoney, who was responsible for making the arrangements for the celebration cake.

jc 2013-10-24 003 (800x647) jc 2013-10-24 004 (800x769)We wish John many more happy years to come!

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