Visit to Worthing & Maisie’s 90th, June 2014

As part of the 130 years Celebration of Worthing Band the Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SASWE) presented a programme music and witness under the theme of ‘Day by Day’. SASWE provided an evening of contrasting musical arrangements to a large appreciative congregation many who were hearing the ensemble for the first time. The music included arrangements of Salvation Army band items as well as items written specifically for the ensemble. This included Daniel and Let the Children Sing. A former member and composer for SASWE, Retired S/Ldr Michael Babb, conducted a new arrangement of God so Loved the World.

SASWE at Worthing

Maisie Ringham Wiggins and Saira HallDuring the evening a presentation was made by Joseph Greenwood and Daniel Bannister, the newest Worthing YP Band members, to Maisie Wiggins MBE, who is still a member of the trombone section and celebrating her 90th birthday. To the delight of the congregation BM Andrew Mackereth played on an old wind up gramophone a 78rpm recording of Maisie playing the trombone solo A Never Failing Friend.

SASWE at Worthing

Maisie Ringham Wiggins and Saira Hall – Maisie is our eldest active member, and Saira is our newest regular performer.