The band is delighted to announce that it has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE. We have been recognised for our amazing volunteers who have helped us to create our vibrant band, bringing brass music and opportunities to all within the heart of the community.
Band Chairman, Fred Harrison said “Over the last few years, as we worked on our bandroom project, and subsequently in developing new bands and music opportunities, I have been amazed by the number of enthusiastic volunteers who stepped forward to help the band develop. It is impossible to count everyone who has supported our many fundraising events and donated time, materials or money to help us create a class-leading brass music facility. There must be at least a thousand, and the award is a well-deserved recognition for everyone involved.”
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee and recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. The band will receive an award crystal and a certificate from Countess Howe, Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.