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The Douglas Pope Trophy

Lt. Col. Douglas Pope was a very well known man in the Military Band arena. He was the Chairman of the Bisley Parish Council from 1976 until 1978 and the President of the Bisley Office Equipment Silver Band (that's us!). He did many musical arrangements, some of which we still play - Trombones to the Fore being a good example.

The Parish Council wanted to remember Douglas Pope within Bisley, and as he was so closely linked with our band they suggested that we have a Douglas Pope Memorial Trophy. This trophy is presented every year at the Christmas concert. The recipient is chosen by the Musical Director as the player who has made the best contribution over the year to the band as a whole; and as Peter Stickland delighted in saying, the winner is not necessarily chosen for their musical ability....

Winners of the Douglas Pope Trophy

1984 - Chris Powell

1992 - Russ Rousell

2000 - George Fortescue

2008 - Gill Elliott

2016 - Helen Maguire

1985 - Joyce Tamplin

1993 - Stan Morhall

2001 - Derrick Curtis

2009 - Allan Fippard

1986 - Len Tamplin

1994 - Jack Muir

2002 - David Steele

2010 - Graham Davey

1987 - Helen Cox

1995 - Pat Steele

2003 - Ted Cull

2011 - Ruth Barker

1988 - Stephanie Cox

1996 - Margaret Emberson

2004 - Richard Everett

2012 - Roger Stickland

1989 - Bob Frost

1997 - Vanessa Phillips

2005 - Pauline Wilde

2013 - Eric Oakley

1990 - Brenda Cox

1998 - Martin Ivins

2006 - Dave Garwood

2014 - Jack Muir

1991 - Pauline Ivins

1999 - Mike Cadwallader

2007 - Derrick Curtis & Pauline Ivins

2015 - Pat Steele

Almac Bisley Brass Band

Helen Macguire proudly recieving the trophy for 2016!
Well done Helen!

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