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Legacy awards for BTM

A wonderful supporter of the BTM Band has ensured that the band can reward its rising stars with prize recognition.

Award presentation


The BTM Band has announced that it has created new awards thanks to a significant bequest from one of the society’s generous supporters

The Justina Davey Awards will be made in memory of a lady who was a wonderful supporter the band over many years, with the inaugural presentation made at the BTM Band Society’s recent Christmas concert.

Talented percussionist

Talented young percussionist Andrew Penrose (pictured) whose performances on the concert and contest stage this year gained him glowing remarks from adjudicators and audiences alike, was presented with the ‘Learners Award’.


The impressive baritone player Joe Kendall claimed the ‘BTM Next Generation’ award for his outstanding playing and commitment, whilst the ‘Senior’ award went to euphonium player Tim Jones who has played a pivotal role in the re-launch of BTM ‘That’s Brass’.

Not only has he been the ensemble’s hard working manager, he has also been a driving force behind the resurgence of the senior BTM Band.

We were never expecting such a significant donation, and wanted to show our thanks and respect to the late Mrs Davey by creating an award that will act as a legacy to herChairman Jeff Hutcherson


Chairman Jeff Hutcherson told 4BR: “We were never expecting such a significant donation, and wanted to show our thanks and respect to the late Mrs Davey by creating an award that will act as a legacy to her.”


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Bass trom

Are you in the market for a bass trombone?

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York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

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Lydbrook Band

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Garforth Brass

June 21 • GARFORTH BRASS are looking to recruit a SOLO CORNET to complete their 2018 team. Only one rehearsal a week on a Sunday evening from 6.15pm till 7.45pm at Garforth Methodist Church, Church Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NW. Easy access from A1/M1 and Leeds/York.

Amesbury Town Band

June 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets, Eb horns and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor