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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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