The founder of the Bath All Comers Orchestra, Sheila Blunt, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours for services to Music & the community. She started the orchestra in 2002 and has had a profound effect on the lives of her local community.
Despite the orchestra growing in popularity and size - there are currently over 70 regular performers, spanning three generations - she has not deviated from her original objective to run an orchestra where the sole entry criteria are enthusiasm and dedication.
The orchestra performs three concerts a year, which are always well supported and raise funds for local charities.
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