Graham HarveyIt will be of interest to all our colleagues that former WO1 (Corps Bandmaster) Graham Harvey has been awarded a significant tribute from the Worshipful Company of Musicians in London.

Having been recommended by the WCM Court of Assistants his name has been added to the Company's 'Roll of Honour' in recognition of his contribution to music generally, and to young players in particular, following his retirement from the Band Service. The Worshipful Master of the Company directed me, as a Liverymen of the Company, to present Graham with an parchment scroll to commemorate this achievement. The document was forwarded to me and I was able to pass it to him last evening in front of a capacity audience in Dover Town Hall where Graham's band was giving its inaugural public concert since rebranding itself as:

As its Musical Director he was given a richly deserved standing ovation from everyone present and, to my knowledge, becomes uniquely the only former Royal Marines musician to have his name included in the WCM's 'Roll of Honour'. The Company was inaugurated in the year 1500 and has featured prominently within the City of London since that date. As I extend my personal congratulations to him I am left wondering what further steps this gentle man may be capable of taking in the world of music!

Yours ever,

Graham Hoskins

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