I have been asked by Gordon Higginbottom to post up the following obituary: ALAN FOWLER, formerly Bb Cornet and principle Eb Tenor Horn of Wingates Band has passed away, he had been ill for quite some time. Alan was a member of the Wingates Quartet which won The British Open Quartet Championship 1969 in Oxford. He served Wingates Band well for many years, a TRUE GENTLEMAN who has earned a place in the bands illustrious history. The funeral will be at The Charnock Richard Crematorium (post code PR7 5JP), on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 at 12.00 Noon. Rest In Peace ~ Alan Fowler. Keith Stanley James Lever.