It was reported in the minutes of the AGM on January 14th 1964 that "although the choir had enjoyed another successful year, it was reported that the West of England Male Voice Choir Association had disbanded, as had the Stoke St Michael Choir.
Over the past few years many choirs had ceased to be whilst this choir, with a long and proud history, continues and will continue as long as we have the desire and the will. We have a challenge to keep music-making alive in the West Country so that the work, so well begun, will continue."
An emergency meeting was held in May 1964 to discuss what appeared to be a mass resignation from the choir. It would seem that something gone very wrong and the very existence of the choir was in doubt. The meeting was fully attended and a frank discussion followed which resulted in the resignations being withdrawn.
Mr J Loveridge was invited to become conductor and it was hoped that the choir would once again occupy the coverted place in the musical life of the West Country that we used to enjoy.