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2009 Bandsman of the Year

My choice for Bandsman of the Year for 2009 is Bill Arthur! This band would not be where it is today without contributions “above and beyond the call of duty” from all of us, but this year Bill’s efforts stand out. He patiently took order after order for our band shirts, as well as many special requests which followed. We were all welcomed to a beautiful spread at his place between parades at Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake (jobs which he helped get for the band). Bill wants to improve and twice took time from his busy schedule to attend drum seminars in Ottawa. I’ve counted 5 events this year that Bill was our only side drummer – the most impressive occasion was the July 5th Rouses Point Marathon, where we finally won best Pipeband honours. Bill is dedicated, reliable, hardworking and smart, but most importantly, he has an attitude and demeanour that help make our outings FUN! The band is lucky to have Bill Arthur as a member, and I am happy to show my appreciation for his contributions, with this small bit of recognition!
Thank you, Bill Arthur!

Wanda Goundrey
Pipe Major