2009 Award Winners

The band had their final rehearsal for the year last night with their musical director Robert Kavanagh, who has returned after a short leave of absence. The band has had a very busy year in 2009 and next year promises to hold many more challenges and exciting opportunities, including two performances at the Adelaide Fringe and Fringe parade, as well as preparing to defend their C grade State Champion title for the 3rd year running at the 2010 State Band Championships.

Congratulations need to go out firstly to Rohan Leighton. Rohan is the band’s Eb Soprano player and was awarded the trophy for Most Improved Bandsperson in 2009. Well done Rohan!

The winner of the Ron Arthur Perpetual trophy for Most Outstanding Bandsperson in 2009 was awarded to the band’s Solo Trombonist, Geert Cornelis. The Most Outstanding Bandsperson is the player who in the eyes on the Musical Director has shown dedication, commitment and an outstanding attitude. This award takes into account excellence in playing but also the enthusiasm of the recipient towards the goals of the whole playing group. Congratulations Geert!

Geert receiving the Most Outstanding Bandsperson Award for 2009

Geert receiving the Most Outstanding Bandsperson Award for 2009

The band is taking a short break over Christmas but will be back rehearsing on Thursday January 7th 2010 to prepare for the annual Schutzenfest as the Klemzig Oompah band. The band will also be looking to transition to a regular Wednesday practice night sometime in January, so we will keep you posted.