Angela joined the band in January 2016 and has been a regular attender at rehearsals and performances since this time.
Angela plays beautifully both as part of the section and also when highlighted with a solo and she has been willing to learn all section parts and fill in where needed.
Quietly sitting in the background Angela is always ready with a word of support or general uplifting comment and always has a positive outlook which helps keep those around them motivated. In addition, she always ensures the other members of their section have everything they need in order to play including “fixing” music on the computer to make it easier to read.
Angela is always one of the first on the scene to help set up and one of the last to leave at the end of rehearsals and performances ensuring that there are no jobs left undone before heading off. She also often heads back to the band halls to help ensure the trailer makes it back into the shed and that any equipment that needs unpacking occurs.
Finally the verbal and emailed offers of assistance and general support to the committee when things have been a bit more hectic have been greatly appreciated.
Thankyou Angela Vawser
This award was named after our late founding Musical Director, Dean Jeffries, who transformed the band from a brass band into the current concert band format in 1966, the first in South Australia.
Each year, the award is presented by Dean's wife, Fay Jeffries, who remains a valued supporter of the band.
Recipients are determined through consultation between the President and Musical Director with selection based on the following criteria: