Tonight, the Band held their Annual AGM and Presentation Awards tonight. The Bands Life President, Bill Lamb presented the presentations.
Many congratulations goes to Ray Lee for his 30 Years Continuous Service, Thompson Minnis for 15 Years Continuous Service, Doreen Lambeth for 10 Years Continuous Service and Richard Evans for 10 Years Continuous Service. Most Improved Player was awarded to Daniel Maitre, Most Improved Section was the Euphonium Section, Player of the Year went to Alan Beaumont and Bandsperson of the Year went to Marion Waterworth.
There were 2 smaller presentations which went to Marion Waterworth and Peter Elcoat for the hard work in which they put in for organising and preparing the Band for the National Finals which were held in September.
The Band has also commissioned a memorial trophy in memory of Raymond Evans. This will be awarded to the youngest player in the winning band of the 4th Section at the North of England Brass Band Championships. The band felt this was a fitting tribute to a man who gave up a lot of his time teaching youngsters. Good luck to all our North East 4th sections bands next year.