Last Sunday, the 15th of December, Enfield Brass held its Christmas break-up party and awards presentation. This year’s event took on a new format, which included a short, informal performance and barbecue dinner for friends and families of the band. After the band played a selection of Christmas carols and upbeat pop tunes, a series of presentations were made.
Following a testimonial by former President Brian Doherty, former Musical Director Ron Arthur was awarded Life Membership. During his time as Musical Director, Ron developed the standard of the senior and junior bands, formed the Klemzig Oompah Band, and personally trained many of the band’s learners – many of whom have gone on to become professional musicians.
The Ron Arthur Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Bandsperson was awarded to cornetist Kim Sparks for her unflagging hard work and dedication throughout the year. Trombonist Michael Dight was awarded the trophy for most improved.