On Thursday 2nd October 2014 we hosted our annual presidents evening, the evening was opened by the Burneside Brass Training Band and under the direction of Mr Craig Woods they played Singin’ in the Rain and Mack the Knife.
Our Chairman Mr Oliver Bateman welcomed our invited audience and then handed over to our MD Mr Laurie Johnston who introduced the band to those attending. We started our part of the evening with the march Peace and Plenty Arranged by Mr Laurie Johnston and then we performed the solo items.
I Dreamed a Dream – Performed by Debbie Caine Principal Cornet
Post Horn Gallop – Performed by Graham Hartley Solo Cornet and Dave Higson Solo Horn
I Don’t know How to Love Him – Performed by Martyn Bostock BBb Bass
Misty – Performed by Harold Roberts Flugel Horn
Valdres March – Performed by David Baines Soprano Cornet
A Brown Bird Singing – Performed by David Maynard BBb Bass
The Acrobat – Performed by Craig Woods Solo Trombone
I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – Performed by David French Solo Euphonium
Tuba Copper – Performed by Peter Gratrix EEb Bass
Donegal Bay – Performed by Oliver Bateman 1st Baritone
Spanish Horns Arr D Higson – Performed by Harold Roberts Flugel Horn and Dave Higson Solo Horn
Before we played our closing march it was time for the annual awards to be presented
The Maggie Lees Trophy is awarded for commitment to the band over the last 12 Months this year the award was presented to – Nerina Diaz 2nd Baritone
The Musical Directors award is awarded for outstanding musical contribution over the last 12 months and was awarded to – Harold Roberts Flugel Horn
Our Band President Mr Peter Crawford who was one of the founder members of Burneside Brass was then presented with a decorated fruit cake.
We closed the evening with the march 1914.
After our performance the band and our guests enjoyed a cold buffet which was provided by Mrs Heather Woods.
The Presidents cake was kindly donated by Wendy Higson and Dave Higson who made the cake and iced it.
The floral decorations were arranged and kindly donated by Dave Higson.