|Report by Friedrich Lentner|
On March 26th the general assembly of the Vienna Brass Music Association took place. Next to the acting management many representatives of member unions were present. After a welcome address by the president Mag. Wolfgang Findl and some agenda business two functions in the management were newly staffed. First, Michael Foltinowsky, Chair of the Austrian Mail Music was unanimously elected WBV vice president. Second, Friedrich Lentner, band master of the Lazarus Union Music Corps was elected county press officer after volunteering for this office. His election was unanimously as well..
This was followed by the agenda item “awards“.
President Mag. Wolfgang Findl gave his thanks to the band master of the brass band of the Vienna Grid Company for his long lasting excellent work as financial officer of the WBV by awarding him the WBV merit cross in silver.
The second award was presented by the Lazarus Union president. Senator h.c. Wolfgang Steinhardt awarded county band master Herbert Klinger with the Commander‘s Cross Level of the Union‘s Lazarus Cross for Science, Research and Arts as a reward for his long artistic work and for the excellent cooperation during the foundation and establishment of the Lazarus Union Music Corps.
Both persons awarded were surprised and thankful for their awards. After working off the agenda item “any other business“, a get-together followed with some snacks and friendly networking talks.