Stylish basses win prize


Charles Church Camberley Band are celebrating recent success at the Southern Counties Amateur Band Association Autumn Contest, held in Folkestone annually.

The band played Goff Richards’ Saddleworth Festival Overture and was delighted when the three strong bass section Les, Ian and Bryan was crowned the Best Bass section of the five bands competing in our section. The trio won the Roy Whitten Memorial Trophy which has special significance to the band as Roy Whitten was a member of the band until recently.

Roy Whitten spent fifteen years with the band playing Bb and then Eb bass. As well as being one of the most reliable members of the band he was also a very active committee member until just a few months before he passed away in August 2008.

At the SCABA 2009 Contest, Roy’s wife Kitty, presented the trophy for the Best Bass section and we are delighted that this trophy has come home.