BADOTSA Personnel

'We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising: and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.'
Caius Petronius, Roman Consul, 66 A.D.

The Bugles & Drums of the Stedfast Association (BADOTSA) were re-organised as a charitable limited company - BADOTSA Ltd., on the 19th March 2019.
BADOTSA Ltd. (Company No. 11892127) is a private company limited by guarantee without share capital and has four directors:

President & Chairperson: Rob Bolton
Adjutant: Roy Meadows
Lord Mayors Parade Liaison Officer: Ian Lowe
Assistant Bandmaster: Joe Ash

Additional roles in finance are carried out by:

Accountant: Paul Whitmell fca
Treasurer: Rachel Clutterbuck

The role of functionaries should not be tantamount to a life sentence; after all we were all there to enjoy ourselves when all was said and done. All posts should be limited to 1 year and then renewed at the next annual meeting (AGM) following appointment.
Appointed post holders have changed over time, following retirements and other reasons. Subject to ratification at the next band meeting the postholders currently are as follows:

Band President - Rob Bolton
Adjutant - Roy Meadows
Band Master - Alex Easterby
Assistant Band Master - Joe Ash
Event Commanding Officer - TBD as and when required
Musical Director (Bugles) - Paul Hotton
Assistant Musical Director (Second Bugles) - Brian White
Musical Director (Drums) - Chris Noble
Assistant/MD (Drums) - Will Farrant
Musical Director (Bells) - Hazel Wallis
Assistant/MD (Bells) - Jane Jones
Administration Records - Phil Stallard
Administration Technical - Brent Greenwood
Quarter Masters - Chris Noble, Ian Lowe
Approved Uniform Supplier - Phil Macefield - The Marching Band Shop

Potted biographies

Rob Bolton
BADOSTA Post: Director, President & Chairperson
Contact Info: rob.bolton.t21@btinternet.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1957
Company/Association: 57th Birmingham & Wolverhampton Battalion
Instrument(s) played: Bugle
Year joined BADOTSA: 2008
Most memorable parade: Somme 2014

Roy Meadows
BADOSTA Post: Director & Adjutant
Contact Info: royrmeadows@gmail.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1954
Company/Association: Newport Stedfast Association
Instrument(s) played: Snare drum & bugle
Year joined BADOTSA: 2012
Most memorable parade: Edinburgh Castle

Ian Lowe
BADOSTA Post: Director & Lord Mayors Parade Liaison Officer
Contact Info: info@badotsa.co.uk
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1975
Company/Association: 1st Loughborough & Leicestershire Battalion
Instrument(s) played: Bugle
Year joined BADOTSA: 2005
Most memorable parade: Tour of Ypres 2014

Joe Ash
BADOSTA Post: Director & Assistant Bandmaster
Contact Info: info@badotsa.co.uk
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 2002
Company/Association: 2nd Sawston (Sawston Youth Group)
Instrument(s) played: Bass drum
Year joined BADOTSA: 2012
Most memorable parade: Flanders tour (2014), just all of it

Alex Easterby
BADOSTA Post: Bandmaster
Contact Info: apje22@aol.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1997
Company/Association: 1st Malvern
Instrument(s) played: Drum major, bass & snare drum
Year joined BADOTSA: 2010
Most memorable parade: Too many to choose from, they are all a celebration &remembrance

Paul Hotton
BADOSTA Post: Musical director - Bugles
Contact Info: Prhotton2@gmail.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1957
Company/Association: West London Battalion Reserve
Instrument(s) played: Bugle, snare drum & composer
Year joined BADOTSA: 2003
Most memorable parade: Lord Mayors Parade 2017

Brian White
BADOSTA Post: Assistant musical director - 2nd Bugles
Contact Info: briancwhite28@gmail.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1955
Company/Association: 1st Worthing
Instrument(s) played: Bugle
Year joined BADOTSA: 2000
Most memorable parade: Ypres 2014

Chris Noble
BADOSTA Post: Musical director - Drums
Contact Info: mrcrnoble21@gmail.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1999
Company/Association: 1st Malvern
Instrument(s) played: Snare drum
Year joined BADOTSA: 2011
Most memorable parade: Ypres Tour 2014, in particular the performances at the Menin Gate

Will Farrant
BADOSTA Post: Assistant musical director - Drums
Contact Info: 17will.farrant@gmail.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 2004
Company/Association: 2nd Sawston (SYG)
Instrument(s) played: Snare drum
Year joined BADOTSA: 2017
Most memorable parade: Lord Mayors Show 2017

Hazel Wallis
BADOSTA Post: Musical director - Bells
Contact Info: info@badotsa.co.uk
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1996
Company/Association: 1st Harlington
Instrument(s) played: Bell lyre
Year joined BADOTSA: 2006
Most memorable parade: Liberation Day, Guernsey

Jane Jones
BADOSTA Post: Assistant musical director - Bells
Contact Info: janejoenes22@hotmail.com
Joined the Girls' Brigade in: 1996
Company/Association: 1st, 2nd & 4th Stafford
Instrument(s) played: Bugle, bell lyre & drum
Year joined BADOTSA: 2018
Most memorable parade: Stafford Christmas lights switch on

Phillip Stallard
BADOSTA Post: Administration - Records
Contact Info: phillip.stallard1@outlook.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1965
Company/Association: 8th Newport & Federation of Stedfast Associations, UK & RoI
Instrument(s) played: Drum major
Year joined BADOTSA: 2014
Most memorable parade: Two parades at the Menin Gate, Ypres in 2014

Brent Greenwood
BADOSTA Post: Administration - Technical
Contact Info: brentgreenwood@me.com
Joined the Boys' Brigade in: 1960
Company/Association: 2nd Sawston & East Anglia & Cambridge Battalions
Instrument(s) played: Snare drum
Year joined BADOTSA: 2001
Most memorable parade: Brigade Council Parade in Cambridge 1964


Event Commanding Officer: As and when required at each parade

 

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