'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