DAYTONES BARBERSHOP HARMONY CHORUS HISTORY -- MILESTONES
.1992 -- Feb -- Chorus founded by Cliff Brown in the role of Director.
1996 -- October -- First recorded Annual General Meeting, but no Minutes kept on file.
1997 -- July -- First Committee Meeting recorded with Minutes.
1999 -- Godfrey Churchouse joins chorus.
-- Nov -- Brian Bradbury secures National Lottery Grant of £4640 for tape recorders, risers, uniforms, coaching fees,etc.
2000 -- March -- Godfrey Churchouse given role of Choreographer
-- August -- BABS Harmony College, Worcester - 13 members attended and performed on the Saturday show
-- Chorus acquires Associate Membership of BABS.
-- Pictorial archive started by Tony Timms.
2001 -- June -- Godfrey Churchouse given role of Assistant Chorus Director.
-- Insurance cover provided by J. Torribles via BABS membership.
2003 -- Jan -- Updating of Constitution.
-- Oct -- First recorded membership list
-- Honorary Life Membership awarded to Brian Parker.
2004 -- February -- Godfrey Churchouse succeeds Cliff Brown as Chorus Director who is awarded Honorary Life Membership.
-- February - Tony Timms started producing "The Daytoner" a monthly bulletin for members containing news, Profiles of members, jokes, poems, helpful singing advice, etc.
-- May -- Chorus web-site launched
-- Nov -- Martin House Hospice nominated as chorus’s charity.
2005 -- Sept/Oct -- ‘Learn to Sing’ course staged
-- Yorkshire Air Ambulance adopted as nominated charity.
2006 -- Website revised by Ian Booth.
-- Trophies won at Rothwell and Horsford music festivals.
2007 -- April -- Chorus leaves BABS and instead joins Making Music for insurance by Ecclesiastical Ins Co.
-- May -- Rehearsal venue moves from St James’ Church Hall, Wetherby to Clifford Village Hall.
2007 -- June -- SmallCo now formed and rehearsing
-- July -- Cliff Brown leaves chorus for move to Scotland.
-- Nov -- Brian Bradbury secures National Lottery Grant of £7,005 for uniforms, singing coach, courses, and CDs for learning.
2008 -- Sept/Oct -- Second "Learn to Sing" course - 10 weeks duration
2009 -- February -- Brian Bradbury secures Grant of £4112 from Leeds Community Fund for purchase of 20 new risers.
-- October - Wetherby Arts Festival - Sang at a Concert with Collingham Lady Singers and Knaresborough Accordian & Fiddle Society
-- Chorus web-site revised by Terry Burns.
-- Kath Robinson takes on role of Chorus Archivist.
-- Roy Fletcher awarded Honorary Life Membership.
2010 -- October - Wetherby Live - sang three sessions around Wetherby
-- Eric Mackay awarded Honorary Life Membership.
-- Flybe/Evening Post Community Awards - won the "Community Music of the Year" Award
2012 -- May - Homestart Choirs in the Minster - joined with Harrogate Harmony to perform in York Minster As "New Dawn Chorus" directed by Godfrey Churchouse
-- Ron Danby awarded Honorary Life Membership.
2013 -- Making Music’s insurance arrangements now via Royal and Sun Alliance.
2014 -- August -- Jazz in the Spa- Sang as part of weekly Jazz Concert, Boston Spa Village Hall
-- Oct -- Final donation to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, - bringing total to approximately £6000 over seven years
-- Oct -- St Gemma's Hospice Leeds chosen as new nominated charity
2015 -- Raise-a-Roof-athon - sang to raise monies to re-roof Collingham Methodist Church Hall
2017 -- March -- York Community Choir Festival - sang at Joseph Rowntree Theatre as part of festival
-- Chorus performs at the remembrance service in the York Barbican.
-- Brian Bradbury and Bob Richardson awarded Honorary Life Membership.
2018 -- March -- York Community Choir Festival- Chorus sang again as part of the festival
-- May --Wharfdale Festival of Performing Arts - Gained a Distinction and Second place in the Barbershop Class
2019 -- April -- Godfrey Churchouse awarded a Medal on his 80th birthday to commemorate 15 years as Chorus Director
-- May -- Wharfdale Festival of Performing Arts - Gained a Distinction and Third place in the Barbershop Class
-- Norman and Kath Robinson awarded Honorary Life Membership.
-- Larger chorus now accommodated in 4 row stack using modified risers.
-- Sept -- Voices Yorhshire Gala Concert - Chorus appeared at the inaugural concert in Leeds Town Hall.
2020 -- January -- Clifford V H refurbishment begins and rehearsal venue moved to Boston Spa V Hall.
-- Mar -- Covid 19 Pandemic lockout brings stop to sing-outs and start of rehearsals on-line via Zoom.
-- April -- New Chorus Web-site launched using software obtained from Making Music.
-- July -- Robert Jarvis appointed as Deputy Chorus Director