Celebrating a great year

Thurcroft Welfare Training Band Presentation 2012
Thurcroft Welfare Training Band Presentation 2012

Thurcroft Welfare Training Band members held their annual award ceremony at the weekend to celebrate the achievements of this year.

The band has had another very successful year under the expert baton of Ken Vernon, winning prizes at the Worksop Music and Drama Festival and the Ireland Colliery Battle of the Bands.

They have also performed regularly in the local area, supporting community events.

Coun John Swift presented the awards on the night. Individual awards went to Louise Piper who was crowned Player of the Year and Sophia Lunn and Lucy Ellis who were named Most Improved Players.

Best Newcomer went to Ben Folkes, while Best Section was picked up by the Euphoniums, Baritones and Trombones.

Musical director Ken Vernon said: “We are very proud of our training band. The band is going from strength to strength.”

“It is great that Thurcroft has a training band that people of any age with an interest in making music can join. Everyone works hard and enjoys rehearsals and the events the band takes part in.”

“It is also a great asset to the community and of course means that players can move up into the senior band, securing the future of Thurcroft Welfare Band as a whole.”

Thurcroft Welfare Training Band, meet in the band room each Saturday morning at 9.30am.

The group is open to anyone of any age with a desire to make music.

Expert tuition is available to all players and instruments are provided free on loan, thanks to community funding over the last few years.

If you are interested in joining the band or booking the band for a concert, contact Pam Stevenson on 01909 591135.