In spite of the circumstances, the band have been meeting regularly for catch ups, quiz nights and joining together for a virtual drum display and to play the Last Post in commemoration of VE Day.

It is around this time of year that the band usually hold the annual Band Camp; a social weekend to begin learning the display for the coming season. The camp is also a good opportunity to reflect on the previous year and recognise the progress and performance of our junior members. A pandemic can halt many things, but our virtual band awards was not one of them.

Each award is presented to a band member under the age of 25 and, with the exception of the David Lucas Memorial Award, each is voted for by the band instructors.

The 2020 winners are as follows:

Attendance – most committed: Callum

Turnout – always looking smart, caring for their uniform and kit: Emma

Drill – most improved and best effort: Lucy

Flute – most improved and best effort: Sophie

Percussion – most improved and best effort: Heather

Bugle – most improved and best effort: Peter

Beginner – joined in the previous season: Scott

Junior Bandsperson – Younger than Explorer Scout age, always works hard and helps others: Jaime

Bandsperson – fits in with the band brilliantly: Emma

The David Lucas Memorial Award – voted for by junior band members for positive attitude: Scott

Here are some photos of the winners with their certificates:

The season may have been heavily disrupted, but we are all grateful to be able to catch up each week. We look forward to getting back to back again as soon as it is safe to do so.

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