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John Faulkner, long-serving and much loved member of Epsom & Ewell Silver Band

John Faulkner, long-serving and much loved member of Epsom & Ewell Silver Band

EESB are sad to report the death of John Faulkner, one of their longest serving members. John joined the band in 1967, having heard about them after living in Worcester Park since 1963, and relished playing again after a 5 year break. John found brass bands during his period of wartime evacuation in High Wycombe…

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Ron Gray

Ron Gray

It is with deep regret that I share the news that our Vice President and dear friend Ron Gray passed away peacefully in hospital last night, 14th January. Ron first became interested in the world of Brass Banding during his National Service in the RAF in 1950, when he joined the station band in what…

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In Memory of David Ruel

In Memory of David Ruel

It is with great sadness that we share the news that respected local conductor and musician David Ruel passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully at home on Monday 22nd April 2019 at the age of 68. David was a much loved and respected figure in the brass band community, best known locally for his long and…

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Pam Taylor

Pam Taylor

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of scaba Vice President Pam Taylor on 14th November. Pam was the wife of John Taylor, an active member of both scaba and the Burgess Hill (latterly Mid Sussex) brass band, and our Chairman for many years.  Not a player herself, Pam…

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David Hughes 1941 – 2017

David Hughes 1941 – 2017

It is with great sadness that I share news of my old friend David Hughes who suffered a stroke earlier in May and died in hospital yesterday, 2nd June at the age of 76. Born in Newbridge, Caerphilly, the ultimate Jack of all Trades started his working life as a coal miner and became an…

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Kenneth Dennison

Kenneth Dennison

Former President of scaba Kenneth (Ken) Dennison died in hospital on Tuesday 18th October at the age of 86 years, following a short illness. Ken was a Yorkshireman who built a fine reputation in the brass band world as a trombonist, conductor and adjudicator. He won the Alexander Owen Memorial Fund Scholarship in 1946 and…

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Vice President David Chappell

Vice President David Chappell

It is with deep regret and sadness that we must share the news of the death of David Chappell, scaba Vice President and Honorary President of the Hangleton Band. David was a loyal supporter of banding in the South East and he will be greatly missed. He began his banding career as a ten year…

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