New trustees appointed

New trustees appointed
Type of post: Band news item
Sub-type: News
Posted By: Paul Baxter
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 6 Sep 2023

New trustees appointed

Members set out new governence roles

The Tongwynlais Temperance Band has appointed new trustees and in recognition of their service and support to the band has appointed three new life members.

As required by the band’s constitution trustees hold office for five years and this year’s AGM required new appointments to be made. Stepping into the role are Shoko Doherty, Darren Thomas, Lee Elliott and Georgie Evans. They will join Andy Robins the current chairman who was re-elected unanimously by the band.

Andy commented, “With three of the trustees also serving as offices holders and two independent members drawn from the band, we have a firm foundation to secure the good governance of the charity, which underpins the bands artistic and educational mission.”

Also reappointed to their roles as Band Manager and Musical Director were Iestyn Davies and Owen Farr. Speaking after the meeting and as the band recommenced its rehearsal schedule ahead of a busy autumn Iestyn said, “It’s a genuine privilege as well as a labour of love to be elected as Band Manager and to continue to work in collaboration with Owen as MD.”

Andy added, “There was never any doubt that we would seek to reappoint Owen given his hard work, enthusiasm and support for the band over the last nine months. We are glad he has agreed to accept, and it is a sign of our ongoing commitment to build an organisation that enables all members to fulfil their potential and together aspire to the highest standards of music making.”

In recognition of the support the band has received from former trustees, committee menbers and volunteers, the band was also pleased to appoint Jenny Jones, Peter Fitzjohn and Gordon Hann as life members. 

The band returns to rehearsals for its appearance at the Wychavon Festival of Brass in October and a series of concerts and local engagements during the autumn period.