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Wheelchair Charioteer

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Former Chatham Bandmaster Bill Andrews was 93 years old last Sunday.

Bill was Bandmaster here from 1947 to 1965 and is largely credited with resuscitating the corps band after the war years. Living now in Exeter he is pictured with Brigadier Mary Lewis who carefully tends him. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Bill and would be pleased to hear from any who remember those long gone days.

2 responses to “Wheelchair Charioteer”

  1. Peter and Cath Wood Avatar
    Peter and Cath Wood

    I remember well the first time that Bill Andrews came to Chatham, I was a very young Trombone player, and wondered how we would progress under this very distinguished man, whose father was the Divisional Bandmaster at the time. From that moment on the band were invigorated by his dedication and command of music and spiritual stature. The band had been going through some difficult times, but Bill’s arrival was the start of something good. His long service at Chatham was inspirational and worthy of God’s Kingdom. God Bless you Bill and all who served under you.

  2. Pat and Gordon Phillips Avatar
    Pat and Gordon Phillips

    Many congratulations Bill for this remarkable achievement. You were an inspiration to us youngsters when we were growing up. Your dedication to the position of bandmaster was something we will always remember. May you have many more years of service to the Lord that you love. God Bless You.
    Pat and Gordon Phillips, Chatham Corps, 26th August 2010.