Andy has worked tirelessly throughout the year to ensure some excellent concerts for the band far and wide throughout the South of England and managing to combine (when available) both the fantastic Corps of Drums from either HMS Collingwood Band or the Portsmouth Royal Band, together with the bonus of the very famous Military Wives Choirs who have certainly helped to swell the audience figures for all of us!
The concerts themselves have been of a very high standard in the main and some of next year’s bookings already look to be more of the same and likely to include some form of involvement in the Corps’ 350th Birthday (Watch this Space!)
Another highlight for us will be a two week tour of the beautiful island of Malta that Andy has arranged for May. He has already lined up six concerts there with more to come. (It won’t be all play you know!!!)
Andy only took on this role at the beginning of the year, so what he’s achieved in that time is admirable. He most certainly deserved to pick up the prestigious President’s Award for 2013 that’s for sure. This, as you see here, was presented to him by the band’s President Admiral Sir Jock Slater at the band’s annual social last Thurs 21st Nov.
A big well done Andy from all of us!