The Vectis Corps of Drums Marching Band recently held their first annual presentation evening since 2019.
The evening opened with music from the band. Every member was then given a certificate of recognition for their service to the band and awards were presented to members of each section.
Lucas Stevens received the drum section award for his progress and the consistent efforts he puts into band practice.
The two winners of the cymbal section award were Millie Smith and Indiana Mackenzie, recognised for their progress and enthusiasm in learning the cymbals. Holly Deacon was presented with the award for the tuned percussion glockenspiel section, for her dedication. Dave Lewis, who stepped up as deputy musical director, was given the wind section award.
There was also the bandmaster award, which was presented to Mike Early, a community award for Jennie Thompson, and the Royal British Legion (Newport and Carisbrooke Branch) award which was received by Joseph Williams.
Five-year service awards were given to Jack Higgs, Jaimie-Leigh Hall, Lucas Stevens, Matthew Seal, Troy Chambers and Lou Chambers, with ten-year awards presented to Billy Williams, Daniel Martin, Hayley Williams, Lisa Martin and Jill Woodford.
The evening came to a close with more music and light refreshments.
This year will mark the band’s 30th anniversary, and they will be out participating in events across the Island.
The band welcomes new members. If you would like to know more, get in touch via their Facebook page, Vectis Corps of Drums Marching Band, or email VCODMB@hotmail.com.