Every year we hold an awards presentation where band members are selected for their achievements - 'Most Improved Player', 'Band Person of the Year', Woodwind and Brass awards etc. But there is one particular award that everyone tries to avoid, it's the 'Golden Plonker Award' - presented for outstanding stupidity. So far this year, nobody has slipped up, until yesterday!
So, we start the ball rolling with our first contender! On 12th June 2016 a member of the Trumpet section 'Ralph Allard-Blackshaw' turned up to play at the Walsall Arboretum without his trumpet!!?? Luckily his parents were on hand to go and get it for him. Ralph made an appearance in the second half of the concert with his trumpet.
(Better late than never!)
The Walsall Arboretum started our Bandstand season off on 12th June. The weather wasn't kind to us, having rained all morning, right up until 10 minutes before we were due to start playing. Finally, the sun came out for a short period holding off the rain for 2 hours before the heavens opened again just as we had finished our final set. Thank you to all those who braved the weather to come out and support us. We hope to see you again soon!