Hon. Vice Presidents

Noreen Castle
Carol Edgoose

Officers and Committee

General Festival Hon. Chairman Les Ruskell
Gen. Festival Hon. Deputy Chairman Veronica Graham-Green
General Festival Hon. Secretary Hilary Orton
General Festival Hon Treasurer Nicky Best
General Festival Hon DeputyTreasurer Julia Ruskell
Instrumental Section Organiser Vacant
Pianoforte Section Organiser Susan Gillis
Vocal Section Organiser Vacant
Dance Section Organiser Julia Ruskell
Data Controller Les Ruskell
Safeguarding Officer Fiona Richmond

Noreen Castle
Veronica Graham-Green
Judy Hawkett
Senta Renton
Fiona Richmond
Liz Mathias
Gaynor Austin

Councillor Frank Rust

Frank RustA message from the Dance Section

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Frank Rust, Festival Chairman for many years and Rushmoor Mayor elect, died in March from Coronavirus. No doubt many of you will remember him at the Dance Festival doing his stint in the door at the weekend and officiating at the closing presentations. He was not only an excellent chairman but also happy to roll up his sleeves and get down to (amongst other tasks) shifting chairs and tables. He will be very sadly missed. A new chairman will be elected at the AGM on 16th November 2020.

A message from the Piano Section

We are saddened to report that our Festival Chairman Frank Peter Rust passed away in March owing to the Coronavirus.
Frank was a lively and enthusiastic supporter of the Piano Section. We have fond memories of him helping out on festival days. If time allowed he would stay a while to watch the performances of aspiring pianists. Frank looked forward to giving a speech at the end of the Winners' Concert in his own unique style. With his anecdotes and fun sense of humour he was always popular with the audience.

His passing is our loss.