Winter Guard United Kingdom

WGUK Hall of Fame Inductee 2023

In 2017 Winter Guard United Kingdom introduced its own Hall of Fame as a way of honouring the “legends” of the UK Winter Guard activity ensuring they are remembered for the indelible impressions they have left on the UK activity.

Candidates were nominated and seconded before being discussed by the Hall of Fame assessment team and we are proud to announce that the successful candidate for 2023 is Barry Davis.

Congratulations to this worthy “Legend” and there will be formal induction ceremony next weekend (Saturday 1st April) at the WGUK British Winter Guard Championships



Barry started his is “career” in the activity over 35 years ago as a Bass Drummer in the Mayflower Drum Corps.

Bary is an extremely talented designer and uses that knowledge to not only benefit his own organisation but is also to be on hand to assist other WGUK organisations with advice and practical support when needed. He has often arranged donations of equipment to other units in and around the country.

Barry is totally committed to WGUK and undertakes not only supporting the Judges Association, by judging at shows across the country, but also taking on judging assignments in Holland and Ireland as well as judging during the summer for the Drum Corps circuits across UK and Europe.

Barry has been a WGUK Board Member since 2010 to his currently position of Deputy Chairman and has been very involved in the training and education within the Judges Association. He is someone that makes things happen and will always strive to put in every effort he can to achieve position results.

As Director of the Mayflower World Class Guard, Barry has forged close relationships between WGUK and Winter Guard International with his continued drive to allow our young people the opportunity of competing at the highest level of international competition.

The Hall of Fame Committee are proud to recognise Barry Davis for his remarkable commitment to the Winter Guard Activity within the United Kingdom and induct him into the Hall of Fame.


To find out more about the WGUK Hall Of Fame including how and when you can nominate and the criteria required visit