At a social evening in June Lion Wendy Lynn handed over the reins of the club to Lion David Atkins for the next year.

During the evening Lion Rod Speed was presented with a Melvin Jones Fellowship in recognition of 40 years service to both the club and Lions Clubs International. 

A 30 years service chevron was also presented to Lion Peter Hill.


The 30th Mid Somerset Musical Spectacular recently took place at Strode Theatre.  Organised by the Lions Club of Glastonbury and Street and Somerset Music it attracted over 300 youngsters to entertain appreciative audiences over two nights.

King Arthur’s School gave a rousing start with a show of drumming and chanting.  St Aldhelm’s School Year 4 Whole Class Brass then took to the stage playing four numbers demonstrating their brass skills followed by Horrington School choir with four songs, some melodic and others more upbeat.

The Somerset County Youth Show Choir came up with a polished set with strong vocals and contemporary choreography followed by St Benedict’s School in colourful costumes singing songs from the show “Alice the Musical”.  Violinist Felicity Eastwood played a couple of solos during the evening.

Charlton Mackrell School choir performed a medley of favourites with some interesting arrangements and harmonies.  A selection of songs from “Mary Poppins” was the choice of St Cuthbert’s School who sang enthusiastically and dressed up to match.  Youngsters aged from 4 to 16 years old from Stagecoach closed the concert with a number of Abba standards.

The second concert saw the Chamber Orchestra and the Junior Orchestra from the Centre of Somerset Music Club (Cosmic) deliver two separate performances.  Both Walton School and Ashcott School brought along clarinet groups and the latter school’s choir also sang three numbers.

Brookside School choir sang a variety of numbers including Frère Jacque sung beautifully in the round.  King Alfred School’s Brass Ensemble produced a very rounded and balanced sound in their set and the Somerset County Choir provided a fantastic finale to this year’s series of concerts.

A spokesman for the Lions said “The remarkable talents of our local youngsters never cease to amaze us and together with Somerset Music we are delighted to be able to give so many of them the opportunity to perform on a professional stage.  We thank them all”.


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