Last night saw the annual Enfield Brass Christmas party and awards ceremony.
President Justin Fidock got proceedings underway by reflecting on the busy year that was and looking forward to 2012, which is destined to be one of the most exciting in the band’s history. Not only will the band travel interstate for the first time since 1985, but it will move into a brand new hall!
Musical Director Mark Smith took on the task of choosing and presenting the band’s two annual awards: This year, the award for most improved went to cornetist Kimberly Sparks, a reliable and valued member of the back-row team.
The Ron Arthur Shield for Most Outstanding Bandsperson is a coveted prize in the band, and principal euphoniumist Jason Chatterton became only the the second person to win the award twice since its inception in 1986. Jason’s absolute commitment to the band – not only as a player, but also as treasurer and vice-president – has not gone unnoticed.
But the year isn’t quite over yet! The band is continuing its fundraising effort in aid of getting to Melbourne next Easter by cooking the barbeque and gift-wrapping at Bunnings Warehouse, Parafield on Christmas Eve. If you’re in the area, why not pop in for a browse and a quick bite?