It is with sadness and regret that we have to announce the end of an era as our Band President, Mr David Kaye, has now retired. David has been a loyal servant and ardent supporter of the band for over 25 years and has seen the band through the many trials and tribulations of band life with a smile on his face, accompanied with a very generous and giving nature.
Words are powerless to express our gratitude to David who has taken a truly remarkable journey with Wingates Band. The band are indebted to his many endeavours both within the Bolton community and with his dedicated services to the patrons and supporters of the band. David has published many excellent books on the history of the Band and has been a devoted historian to the Wingates Brass Band and the Westhoughton community.
Both the Band and its many supporters will find it very hard to continue without him, but it is critically important for the Band to prosper in his name.
We wish David a very happy and well earned retirement and sincerely hope that he enjoys the best of health, and receives every joy in life that he so richly deserves.