Taverham Brass Band musical director and Ringland Parish Council Chairman Ian Colman’s MBE honour

Ian Colman picked up his MBE from Buckingham Palace for services to the community in Norwich. Pictur

Ian Colman picked up his MBE from Buckingham Palace for services to the community in Norwich. Picture: Colman family - Credit: Archant

The musical director of the Taverham Brass Band has described his MBE honour from Buckingham Palace as 'fantastic'.

Ian Colman picked up his MBE from Buckingham Palace for services to the community in Norwich. Pictur

Ian Colman picked up his MBE from Buckingham Palace for services to the community in Norwich. Picture: Colman family - Credit: Archant

Ian Colman, of Ringland, has spent 40 years with both the brass band and Taverham Scouts and is currently chairman of Ringland Parish Council.

The 51-year-old was included in the Queen's birthday honours list last year and was made an MBE for services to the community in Norwich.

He attended the ceremony with his wife Lisa and daughter Emily.

Mr Colman said: 'It was a fantastic day and quite nerve wracking.

Ian Colman picked up his MBE from Buckingham Palace for services to the community in Norwich. Pictur

Ian Colman picked up his MBE from Buckingham Palace for services to the community in Norwich. Picture: Colman family - Credit: Archant


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'It was quite an experience to meet all the other recipients. And of course Ant and Dec were there and we had a half hour chat with them beforehand.'

The Taverham Brass Band, which Mr Colman joined at the age of 11 and has been musical director of for 25 years, had previously played for the Royal Family and Prince Charles remembered.

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The father-of-three said: 'I did meet Prince Charles three years ago at a Sandringham garden party with the band and he recalled that particular event. 'It was just a fantastic day for my wife Lisa and daughter Emily and to see the palace.'

He added: 'I think it was one of the nice things Prince Charles said, was that people have taken the time to recognise what I have done.'

Mr Colman has been the chairman of the scouts group for the last 10 years, was involved as a governor at Drayton Infant School and Taverham High School and is also the treasure of St Peter's Church in Ringland.

He said he gains great experiences from being part of so many organisations.

'I have been involved since I was a youngster and I have just carried on,' said Mr Colman. 'I have had so much pleasure out of these organisations and it gives me great pleasure to see people enjoying them.

'It is a great experience [the brass band] with the people we meet and the places we go. And I think it is nice to work with youngsters. It is great to work with so many different people.'

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