Duncan Retires

Our long-standing and much valued conductor, Duncan Dwinell retired from DVYM this Easter 2020. His final intended concert fell victim to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown but fortunately we were able to enjoy it through Duncan’s own imaginative text! (Available here: Commentary and programme notes for the Concert That Never Was, as a Word document)

Band members were encouraged to write a few words of thanks and shared memories which were accompanied by a photo book charting the 15 years that Duncan has been with DVYM. He was also given a framed photograph of his very last vine bandstand concert in July 2019 where his 9 month old grandson conducted! These gifts were presented to him by Sandra in October 2020.

Video of the presentation (split into two parts):