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On-line Oscars at Elland

Not even the Coronavirus pandemic can stop the Elland Band from dressing to impress at their annual awards night.

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  The Elland Band organisation didn't let the COVID-19 isolation stop them from enjoying themselves

Elland Silver Band held its annual Oscar Award presentation evening recently — via the wonders of Zoom technology.

However, despite everyone still observing self-isolation and social distancing rules, there was still a great sense of inclusion with the 'Dress to Impress' code, everyone enjoying their own 3 course meals and the obligatory games of bingo and the band quiz.

No need for taxis

One thing that didn't change however was that a few bottles of beer and wine were consumed along the way. Although there was no need for anyone to book a taxi home!

Musical Director Daniel Books led the presentations by announcing his special awards for the players who had made the most progress over the year.

Awards

The 'Most Improved Player under 18' award went to cornet player Alicia Davis, whilst the prize for 'Most Improved Player over 18' was claimed by trombonist Michael Dougherty. The 'Most Promising Newcomers' were percussionist George Cobham and baritone player David Woodward.

The hard fought 'Best Section' was this year claimed by the horns and flugel, whilst Samantha Harrison was voted 'Bandsperson of the Year' and principal cornet Lewis Barton won the 'Player's Player of the Year' accolade.

In these very uncertain times this was a great way of keeping everyone togetherKathleen Harrison

Team Elland

Spokesperson and Band Secretary, Kathleen Harrison told 4BR: "In these very uncertain times this was a great way of keeping everyone together.

'Team Elland' is something to be very proud of and all the players are desperate to get back into the bandroom to do what they love best, make music together and share it with others."

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