Girls make a noise over anniversary
CHESHAM All Girls Band celebrated its 35th anniversary with a party and awards ceremony attended by members past and present, with messages of congratulations from friends around the world.
Chiltern District Council chairman Mimi Harker was the special guest and presented each member with a 35th anniversary commemorative award.
Special awards included the Endeavour Award, presented to Emily Lacey for hard work and dedication throughout the year and the Best Attendance Award for Summer Quick.
Original band member Dawn Lacey cut the birthday cake with her daughter Emily, the band’s current drum major.
The band was formed in 1981 by Tim Smith and has had many highlights in its 35 years including trips to the USA and Europe and competition success at the Royal Albert Hall.
The band also supports local events and will be doing so again this year.
Secretary Karen Crawley said: “The reason the band is so successful is because anyone can get involved really quickly, even if they can’t play a note before they come to us as we can teach everything a girl needs to get involved. Everyone is really friendly and each practice night is fun. The girls come from different schools but all mix really well together.”
The band is open to new members aged eight and over and practices on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm at the 1st Chesham Scout Headquarters in The Backs.
For more information call 01494 764 569, email info@cheshamall girlsband.co.uk or visit www.cheshamall girlsband.co.uk.
Mimi Harker presents awards to Summer Quick, above and below, Emily Lacey Above left, Emily cuts the cake with mum Dawn