Wingates Band would like to thank everyone for all the messages of support in regards to our Chairman and BBb bass player Andy Mooney. Shortly after our performance yesterday he suffered a heart attack and is currently in hospital making a steady recovery. The band especially wish to express their gratitude to the NW Area committee and medical team at the Winter Gardens for everything they did on the day.
It’s been an untoward month at Wingates after a large majority of the band has suffered with severe flu, resulting in the bands preparation coming to an abrupt stop. Our guest percussionist Andrew McFarland who has always done so much for the band, has also been admitted to hospital today due to illness, hence we would also like to thank Martin Gernon for stepping in on the day.
Congratulations to the winners and qualifying bands of each section.Wingates finished in 6th place despite disadvantageous circumstances, but results pale into insignificance when the banding world rallies around to think of a fellow bandsman and we know Andy and his wife Joy have been overwhelmed with all the offers of support and best wishes.