Band Dinner and Awards – February 2020

On the evening of Saturday 29th February just under 50 diners gathered at our Bandroom at Wix for our Annual Dinner and Awards evening.

This was the first occasion where we have held the evening at the Bandroom and all the hard work and planning ensured that everyone enjoyed a three course sit down meal prepared by our visiting caterers and waiting staff (and very good they were too ! – Thankyou to the ‘Curry Cart’ of Dovercourt!)

At the end of the meal, Antony, our Musical Director gave a short resume of the Bands recent progress and preparation for our forthcoming competition entries (SCABA at Brighton, and our Regional Competition at Stevenage) and then came the eagerly awaited presentation of awards. A shortlist of Nominations for each Award was given to every band member, so they could vote for whom they thought was deserving of the Award.

The award winners were:

The Alf Simpson Cup – for the Young Bandsman of the Year 2019-2020 – Annabel Brookes.

The Charles Carter Cup– for the Bandsman of the Year 2019-2020 – David Rowland

The Jack Quaintance Memorial Vase – for the Main Band Section of the Year 2019-2020 – The Bass Section

Congrats also to David, and Keith, who were unable to be at the event.

The Harwen Cup – The Player of the Year 2019-2020 – Paul Burnage

Thankyou to Emma our Band Chairperson for presenting the awards and for all the hardwork involved in organising such a succesful evening.

Thanks also to Alex for preparing a few Fun Awards, (for memorable events or characters within the Band) that rounded off a great evening

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