Buxton brass band thanks retiring committee members for long and dedicated service

A Buxton brass band has sounded a final farewell to two long-serving members of its organising committee this month.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 11:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 1:03 pm

Mary Davies has decided to retire from her post as secretary at Burbage Brass Band, while Janet Shirt has retired as organiser of the 100 Club – a monthly prize draw raising vital funds for the band.

Committee member Jeanne Henson said: “The band thanks Mary and Janet for all their hard work, not only as secretary and fundraiser respectively but also for their many other contributions over many years.”

In acknowledgment of their dedicated service, Mary and Janet were recently presented with hampers of treats from the Buxton Pudding Emporium – and both declared themselves delighted with the gift.

Mary Davies, left, with cornet player Charlotte Musgrove.

The hampers were handed over by repiano cornet player Charlotte Musgrove, who has been with the band since joining the junior section.

The new committee secretary is Glyn Williams, while Darren Musgrove has taken over the running of the 100 Club.

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Janet Shirt, right, has been a key fundraiser for the band.