Besses' Principal Cornet steps down

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by MattB, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. MattB

    MattB Member

    Radcliffe, Gtr Manchester
    After 3 and a half years as Besses' 'top chair', Jim Murray has relinquished his position as Principal Cornet with the band for the most worthy reason possible- to dedicate more time to his wife, who is due to undergo surgery in the near future.

    Jim's association with Besses stretches to around 60 years, from a young cornetist with the Boys Band through to the present day. To describe Jim as a stalwart of the band would do him incredible injustice. Jim has dedicated his life to banding, and we all owe him a debt of gratitude. However, as Jim has stated, for once banding must come secondary to his family. Jim's final performance as Principal will be at the band's concert at Radcliffe Civic Suite on the 5th July, where he will perform one of his favourite solos "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen".

    News on the band's new Principal Cornet will be announced soon, and Jim has already given his approval and blessing to his replacement. Jim hopes to return to the band once all is settled, and he will be welcomed back 'home' at that time.

    Until then, from all at Besses past and present, thank you Jim for your lifetime of service, and very best wishes until we see you again.

    Matt Bailey,
    Chairman, Besses o'th' Barn Band
  2. Mello

    Mello Active Member

    All I can say Jim is I agree wholeheartedly, I well remember the early days with you and Tony, I send my sincere good wishes to you and your good lady. You have earned your place in the legends of Besses.
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