An exciting new Bilton Silver Training Band event took place at the band room on Sunday 2nd December 2012 with a ‘Celebration of Success’ for 2012.
Breaking with tradition, the annual ‘Junior Contest’ which had taken place over several decades was replaced with a more modern and appropriate ‘Celebration of Success’ intended to be a celebration of the success of every member during 2012. The afternoon proved to be just that.
With standing room only, the Training Band gave a short concert to a most appreciative audience. The request for any willing soloists was not to disappoint as several members took the stage and performed with a confidence that many senior band members would love to equal. The courage of one of our adult members, Fiona Haggett, who performed solo for the first time in public with great determination and success, deserves a special mention – well done Fiona!
A performance by the newly formed ‘Academy4Youth’ could only be described as ‘playing of the highest quality’ with Alex, Jodie, Charlie, Jack and Matt all giving the younger members something to aspire to and rounding off the afternoon performances in true style.
The Award Ceremony followed with a new selection of Awards, generously donated by band members, vice-presidents, life members and the Band President. Presentations were made to those members who had shown outstanding progress, effort, enthusiasm, attitude and last but certainly not least, attendance throughout the year.
List of awards
1.‘Mini Brass’ Superstar (Academy4Youth Trophy)
Awarded for enthusiasm, commitment & progress
Winner: Isabel Graham
2. Achievement Award (Stan Cunningham Cup)
Awarded for outstanding achievement
Winner: Thomas Bell
3.‘Training Band’ Attendance Award (Fisher Cup)
Awarded for training band attendance
Winner: Matthew Crompton (100% attendance)
4. Rising Star Award (Haggett Family Shield)
Awarded to a member who demonstrates the talent and potential to be a ‘star of the future’
Winner: Harry Kirkbride
5. Most Improved Player (Graham Cup)
Winner: Charlie Allen
6. Endeavour Award (Brian Clarke Trophy)
Awarded for attendance, commitment & progress (Non ‘academy4youth’ member)
1st Prize, Medal & Presidents Cup Winner: Anais Huning
2nd Prize & Medal Winner: William Thomson
3rd Prize & Medal Winner: Oli Allen
7. Training Band Person of the Year 2012
Awarded for commitment, endeavour, helping younger members, achievement and leading by example
Winner: Jack Fisher
However, everyone was a winner and all went home happy, with a Christmas parcel donated by the Bilton Silver Band. This event was a break in tradition but proved to be another successful step into a new era.
‘Celebration of Success 2013’ will take place on Sunday 24th November 2013 @ 2.00pm