Bandmaster Dr. Simon Schultz was recognized during a recent rehearsal for 25 years of service at Chelmsford Citadel. The band was reminded that Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the UK and Ronald Reagan the President of the United States when Schultz was commissioned as bandmaster.
Major Jones presented a letter of recognition from Stephen Cobb, bandmaster of the International Staff Band. Also, a gift was presented by Garry Smith on behalf of the Chelmsford Citadel Band.
It was noted that in 100 years Chelmsford has had only four bandmasters, with over fifty years of service represented by Schultz and former bandmaster Eric Hayward. Hayward still attends practices every week, sitting on the euphonium bench and helping to keep younger members in order.
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