A music and fun-packed summer concert rounded off the academic year for the youth band – and four dedicated musicians had extra cause to celebrate.
They were the winners of the band’s annual trophies, all very richly deserved for the players’ hard work, dedication and kindness to others.
Training band player of the year, chosen by MD James Atkins, went to Freya Garlick, with the committee’s cup awarded to her fellow front-row cornet player Freddie Pooley.
In the youth band, the powerhouse bass section was singled out for special praise by Seth Livingstone, who awarded his player of the year trophy to Ben Byram-Green. The Chairman’s cup went to trombonist Eve Moores for her exemplary attitude and dedication. Well done to them all and to every single player in the band who have all contributed to a hugely successful year.
This has included two new events, showing the band’s name is getting known further afield with invitations to play at Chorley’s walking day (where they were applauded by the speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP!) and to the blessing of the wells, a lovely and popular tradition in Hyde. This was such a success that the band have already been asked to return next year.
A small group of the senior players also supported Dobcross open gardens day for the Christie, Dr Kershaw’s and Bowel Cancer UK and were proud to be part of this fantastic community event.
The players and MDs certainly deserve their well-earned break but rehearsals will resume mid-August at Dobcross Band Club on Tuesdays and Fridays.