Thurrock Marching Brass Board Strengthened With New Appointment

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thurrock_marching_brass_100x100It gives me great pleasure to confirm that Steve Hall has been appointed as a full Trustee and will sit on the board of Thurrock Marching Brass. Steve was formally appointed on 24 March and will serve for the next three years.

For those that do not know Steve, he has a long and rich history in the marching and performing arts arenas, starting off in the early 1970’s with the 2nd Grays Boys’ Brigade, and worked closely with our own founder, and BYBA’s co-founder David J. E. Loader, became early joining members to the British Youth Band Association. Dave was guest of honour at many presentation evenings at the time for 2nd Grays Boys’ Brigade.

Steve became one of the UK’s youngest Bandmasters in May 1977 at the tender age of just 18 years, but despite his youth steered the band to many successes and experiences over the following 13 years, progressing through all divisions to the pinnacle Premier Division at the time. In addition to many Boys Brigade commitments Steve also oversaw the successful merger of the 2nd Grays Boys’ Brigade into The Blue Ambassadors Drum & Bugle Corps which allowed the introduction of girls into the bands ranks for the first time.

Stepping down as Bandmaster in 1990 after the birth of his twins, Steve soon realised after a period of time that he would like to maintain involvement in the marching and performing arts and it was our own Eddie Hendle who persuaded him to step into the world of Marching Band Judging, taking on his first full judging assignment in 1991 and where he spent the next 7 years, including 2 as Chairman of the Judging Fraternity which saw him judge across the UK and Ireland.

Steve was also responsible for instigating the British Youth Marching Band Charity Exhibition, which held 4 National events and raised over £25,000 for charities, demonstrating his adept ability to manage small and large scale projects. A skill that has served him well in his professional capacity also.

Posted by on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Filed under British Youth Band Association, Current News, FrontPage Feature.