In line with the annual tradition, the band has awarded its bandsman of the year for 2004. This year it was awarded to Graham Smith, known as "Lofty" to the band. Graham joined the band at the beginning of 2003 and has established himself as one of the most popular players. The players within the band voted for Graham based on his consistently high performance as a player and for his superb commitment to the activities that support the bands running.
Graham was presented with the award by Trevor Groom at the McKinley Theatre on the 4th of December.