Band president rewarded with engraved gifts
The president of a regional brass band has been presented with engravable gifts to mark his long service.
According to Rochdale Online, Ken Watts was given a medal and diploma of honour for giving 50 years of his life to music by Peter Bates, chairman of the North West Area Brass Band Association and the secretary of the North West Regional Brass Band Championship Committee.
As a player and an official, Mr Watts's career in music began when he joined Grantham Town Band in his youth, also playing in Woolsthorpe and Melton before moving up to Oldham where he has been associated with Milnrow Band.
He has been the group's treasurer and was appointed to the role of president in 1990 and was given the title of treasurer of the North West Area Brass Band Association in 2003.
Meanwhile, employers have been advised to try to motivate staff to prevent absences - which may include giving them personalised gifts.
This is according to sales director at Badenoch & Clark Dave Fleming, who said bosses need to inspire their workforce.
Article published 2nd Mar 2011
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