Thurcroft: Welfare Training Band celebrates a year of achievements at awards night

Coun John Swift (right) and Ken Vernon with some of the young winners from Thurcroft Welfare Training Band's awards night
Coun John Swift (right) and Ken Vernon with some of the young winners from Thurcroft Welfare Training Band's awards night

Thurcroft Welfare Training Band members held their annual award ceremony to celebrate their achievements this year.

The guest of honour was Coun John Swift who has been very supportive of Thurcroft Welfare Band and the training band in particular.

Coun Swift presented the awards and also presented the band with new waterproof uniform jackets which had been donated by the Community Development Foundation.

Individual awards went to Lucy Heeley who was crowned Player of the Year and Ben Folkes who was named Most Improved Player.

Best Newcomer went to Maddison Lowe, while Best Section was picked up by the basses.

Musical director Ken Vernon said: “We are very proud of our training band.”

“The band is going from strength to strength.”

“It is great that Thurcroft has a training band that people of any age with an interest in making music can join.”

“Everyone works hard and enjoys rehearsals and the events the band takes part in.”

“It is also a great asset to the community and of course means that players can move up into the senior band, securing the future of Thurcroft Welfare Band as a whole.”

Thurcroft Welfare Training Band, meet in the band room each Saturday morning at 9.30am.

The group is open to anyone of any age with a desire to make music.

Expert tuition is available to all players and instruments are provided free on loan, thanks to community funding over the last few years.

If you are interested in joining the band or booking the band for a concert, contact Pam Stevenson by email at info@thurcroftwelfareband.co.uk.