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 old in the junior band at Hove Salvation Army and went on to serve the Hangleton band for many years as a player, trainer and band secretary. In 1996 David was presented with a certificate by scaba in recognition of 50 years service to the brass band movement, and he continued to follow and support banding in this area even after emigrating to Sweden.
David passed away peacefully last week, with his wife Annelen by his side. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family at this sad time.
David’s funeral will be held in Gothenburg; there will be a memorial service in the UK later in the year.