Special Recognition Award
At the closing of the band's AGM, Chairman, David Hemingway presented Jenny & Brian Cobley with a framed certificate for the band's 'Special Recognition Award', "in appreciation of extraordinary commitment and generosity towards Malvern Hills District Brass Band through a variety of roles".
Over the years Brian & Jenny have gone above and beyond expectations to help the band run smoothly, taking bookings, organising events, arranging rehearsals, finding 'deps', cataloguing music, playing(!), preparing refreshments, washing up, maintaining instruments, storing and transporting equipment, erecting shelves… it's a very long list and the band is extremely grateful for all of their contributions.
Most Improved Player
Musical Director, Chris License, chose to award this year's accolade of 'Most Improved Player' to the band's 3rd Cornet player, Jayne Hassell at this year's AGM.
Introduced as an 'unsung hero' of the band, Jayne is a highly valued member and thoroughly deserves the recognition.