Maxine Maiden receives inaugural Midge Beach Award

Maxine Maiden with Margaret Beach and David Markham

The talent and dedication of the members of Tuggerah Lakes Junior Concert Band were put on full display recently, when the Band held its annual end of year concert and presentation despite the considerable impact that the pandemic had on the Band’s preparations for this year’s event.

Conductor, David Markham, with assistance from Senior Band players, Mitchell Lowe, Ian Baker and Band President, Tom Williamson, presented an enjoyable program for a Covid safe audience of parents, grandparents and supporters at Don Stewart Band Hall at The Entrance.

A highlight of the concert was the inaugural presentation of the Midge Beach Award for Dedication and Commitment, in memory of the recent passing of Ron ‘Midge’ Beach, an outstanding long time player, Administrator and Treasurer, who is dearly missed by the Band and the community.

Ron’s wife Margaret, also a Life Member of the Band, congratulated and presented the award to cornet player, Maxine Maiden.

Margaret was delighted by the Junior Band’s performance.

Promising Junior, Amelia Wu (trombonist) won the Junior Bandsperson Award, while, Andy Wood, (saxophonist) won the Most Promising Junior.

Source:
Press release, Dec 14
Mal Stewart, Tuggerah Lakes Showband

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