Spectacular performance by female Drum Major, Band hailed

Drum Major Corporal Gizelle throws the Mace in the air during the Ceremonial Parade to mark the 29th Anniversary of Indepndence. (Photo by Willet’s Photo)

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 27TH 2012 (CUOPM) – The performance of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force Band during last week’s Ceremonial Parade to mark the 29th Anniversary of the Federation’s 29th Anniversary has come in for high praise from Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, local officials and visiting diplomats from several nations.

The 55-member band led by its spectacular Drum Major, Corporal Gizelle Williams and Bandmaster Lt. Sylvester Charles warmed the hearts of thousands of spectators and officials who watched from the stands at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium or watched the live broadcast on television. Director of the Band is Captain Nigel Williams.

During the Independence Toast at Camp Springfield several visiting diplomats told Prime Minister Douglas they were extremely pleased with the professionalism of all the units on Parade.

(left to right) Mrs. C. G. Walwyn; Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Mr. C. G. Walwyn; St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas; Drum Major, Cpl. Gizelle Williams and Commader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, Lt. Colonel Patrick Wallace. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

Many of them singled out the performance of Corporal Williams, the first female Drum Major and youngest person in the twin-island Federation.

The Independence Drum Corps was one of the largest units on Parade with an anticipating.

Prime Minister Douglas has expressed thanks to the Band for their splendid performance during the Ceremonial Parade and indicated that an event will be planned to show his appreciation.

There are 32 senior members, 13 females and 23 boys in the Band.

The St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force Band during the Ceremonial Parade to mark the 29th Anniversary of St. Kitts and Nevis Independence (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

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