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!