Rokerby Lodge help Queensbury Scout Band

Rokeby Lodge has been very fortunate over many years of having grants awarded to numerous worthwhile causes within the local area, and even more so now on having their recent application for a major grant to the Provincial Grand Masters Fund awarded.

The application was for £20,000.00 for Queensbury Scout Band and Revolution Corp which was for the purchase of instruments and transport to allow them to move the large equipment  to competitions.

The cheque was presented by the Provincial Grand master at the Annual General Meeting in Harrogate, and has already been put to good use.

W.Bro. John B. Gledhill APGM is pictured along with W.Bro. Neill Smith (Master), W.Bro. Andy Brown (Secretary) and members of the Band  along  side the wagon that they have purchased.

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Revolution Show Corps, from Queensbury, Bradford competed in their 4th Competition of the season during mid July, at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Barnsley. After a 1st & 2nd place already this season in the British Youth Bans Association, the Band hoped to be on top form after recently playing alongside the Black Dyke Band at the Queensbury 150th Celebration.

Oliver Richardson, the Bands Director commented ‘the band has taken a huge step forward, for years we have struggled to achieve enough funds, we could afford the truck, but not the instruments or vica versa. The truck and the new instruments came last week and has given the Band a new lease of life, and a great improved sound’.

At the competition the Band walked away with best brass section, drill, visual effect and ensemble visual. The band came overall 2nd place missing out on top spot by ½ a point, the closest result of the season.

Leanne Varney, parent of 2 children in the band ‘What a lovely weekend for Revolution Show Corps – they really did themselves proud and the new front line instruments were fantastic. They sounded very professional compared to the old instruments and took pride of place at the front of the field’.

Justine Pearson, parent of 2 children in the band said ‘The band provides a truly rewarding pastime for my children, and they are immensely proud to take their part. The new instruments are a great boost for their performances’.

Our sincere thanks to the Freemasons of West Riding for the instrument which included a xylophone, 2 vibraphones & a marimba.

Picture below show the instruments off in style.

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Posted in Charity News on August 7th, 2013 by David Clough

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