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News Archives 2010

This News Archive page contains St. Johnsbury Band news stories from 2010.



Annual Meeting 2010

The St. Johnsbury Band held its annual dinner and business meeting on October 8, 2010, at Warner's Gallery in Wells River, VT. The evening started off with a social hour prior to the dinner. The buffet dinner provided plenty for everyone.

After dinner, the business meeting was held. Dianne Wyllie presented the minutes from last years meeting, which were accepted without change. Peter Fichte presented the Treasurer's report which was also accepted. Chris Douglas followed with a discussion on our uniform supply. Members who will spend the winter in other parts of the country were asked to leave their sweaters for use during the winter due to a short supply. There was additional discussion on efforts to find replacement sweaters in the same color or possibly coming up with something different.

One Lifetime membership award was made. Lifetime membership is given only to band members who have given enduring time and made significant efforts to advance the goals of the St. Johnsbury Band.

Dave Askren
Dave Askren

The Lifetime membership award was given to Dave Askren. Askren has played trumpet for the Band for 17 years. He served as Treasurer for 10 years. He also created the Band's website in 2004 and has managed the site since. In addition to the St. Johnsbury Band, Askren plays in the Danville Town Band and the Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra. He runs a music instrument repair business and teaches mathematics and technology classes at the Community College of Vermont.

Complete lists of the St. Johnsbury Band member awards is available on the Members page.

Caledonia Chordsmen
Caledonia Chordsmen

Following the business meeting, the Band was entertained by the Caledonia Chordsmen. They were directed by Les Blodgett. Band members were invited to join them during a couple of numbers.

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Additional Photos from the Annual Meeting

Chris Douglas and Gary Aubin
Social Hour
Social Hour
Social Hour
Social Hour
Caledonia Chordsmen
Dianne Wyllie
Dave Askren Lifetime Award
Les Blodgett Directing