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09/11/2009 - Band Dinner

Friends and supporters joined the members of Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band on Saturday 31st October at Port St Mary Golf Club to celebrate another busy year, at their annual dinner and awards night. They were also joined by distinguished guests who included President of Tynwald, Noel Cringle MHK and his wife Mary, Chief Minister Tony Brown MHK and his wife Rachel, and Chairman of Castletown Commissioners, Alwyn Collister and his wife Joan.

The evening was opened by Musical Director Rodney Evans, who welcomed everyone and went on to outline some of the highlights of the past year, “I’d like to thank all the members of the band and especially our wives and partners, for enabling us to undertake over 60 engagements in the last year”.

One of the most pleasing events was the Sunday Fun Day at the Ronaldsway Sports and Social Club which was attended by 3 members of the band, and gave some of the youngsters from the south of the island the opportunity to try various activities, including playing a brass instrument. “We had a good number of youngsters trying to play the instruments we’d taken with us, and I’m glad to say we’ve attracted some new players” explained band secretary Simon Court.

Another success has been the launch of the bands own website,, Rodney explained, “it’s good to get the band into the 21st century and will enable us to provide more information to our supporters, and reach out to new supporters”.

After the meal, the Chief Minister presented a number of awards to members and supporters, following which, Mr Brown added his own thanks to the band for all the work they do in supporting the community in Castletown, “It’s clear that Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band is committed to the community, and that as a result of that commitment they receive such great support in return”. He also thanked the players of the band for providing so much entertainment within the community, and made reference to the people within the band who go further by giving time to train youngsters and adults, and thus, providing players for the future. He said that it was “vital that young people get the opportunities to learn to play and eventually join the band”.

As well as the awards, the band presented a certificate to Jim Crebbin from neighbouring band and southern friends, Rushen Silver Band, to commemorate their 60th anniversary.

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