Monday, August 29, 2011

Gawler Show

James and his bass drum. You couldn't wipe the grin off his face.

Well done Dave on your first outing with the band.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Newsletter from the President, No 1. 2011

1. Uniform condition audit and check:

The Property officer(s) are going to conduct a Band uniform condition audit and check. This will happen on Thursday 1 September 2011 between 9.00 and 9.30pm. All members are required to either bring or wear their uniform to practice on the night. Those who bring their uniform will need to change into it for the audit. All items are to be brought in including your long hose and brogues and spats and half hose.

The purpose is to complete an individual audit of the condition of each member’s uniform. There will be an opportunity to exchange some items of uniform on the night. Anyone absent on the night will need to make an arrangement with Nicolle/Leigh to have their uniform assessed. We want to be looking our best for Kapunda/Tanunda.



2. Skilly Olive Oil Fundraiser – raises $468

Phase one of the Skilly Olive Oil fundraiser has been a success with $468 being raised for the Band. Thank-you to all the members of the CEPB who sold oil to friends, workmates and family. Also, a big thank-you to Steve Moore for capably coordinating the event. A second drive is planned for February 2012.

3. Band Finance and the 2011/12 budget

Lis has prepared a cash flowed budget for the Band for the 2011/12 financial year. As I mentioned back in June, the Band’s current sources of income only just cover the basic operation of the Band (ie. Hall hire; APBA registration; Insurance; and basic consumables and maintenance for the drum/pipe corps). There is a projected surplus of just $400.00 for the year. The management committee will be looking at how we can increase our income in the long term– more engagements is one way. See section 4 of this newsletter.

4. A Band Review

The Band Management Committee intends to review a range of aspects of the band over the coming months. A discussion document has been prepared to facilitate the process. The schedule of topics is:

  • 1 September – The musical direction of the band
  • 6 October – Band finances and fundraising
  • 3 November – Uniform and Equipment needs
  • 1 December - Governance and Management – possibly a general meeting to also consider the draft of the new constitution.
  • February 2012 – Band communication

All band members are welcome to make suggestions, give ideas on or make comments to any member of the band management committee on these areas.

5. Playford Community Grant Program

I have prepared an application for the Playford Community Grant Program, to request a grant to purchase one Andante Bass drum and two Andante Tenor drums. Applications close on 2/9/2011.

Jeff Seymour