I'm sure many people on the Mouthpiece will have heard the very sad news about Bob. He was a friend, life member and ex-conductor and player for Parr band, St.Helens, and for many of us over the years a teacher and mentor. Many of you out there will know him in a different capacity, as the voice...... the announcer and compere at many contests including the British Open, Grand Shield, English national etc. Many North West contests as well. Many of you will know Bob for what he was, a Gentleman. Bob's funeral details. On Friday 7th October, the funeral service for Bob Kerwick will take place at St.Anne's church, Rainhill. Parr band will play the hymns and all bandspersons who knew Bob and wish to join us are welcome. We will meet at 2:30 and commence playing before the service which will begin at 3:00, we are expecting to play 2 hymn tunes and to continue playing just after the service. The cremation will take place at St.Helens Crematorium and mourners will be welcomed at the Manor Farm, Rainhill. Would bandspersons not from Parr, please wear your own bands uniform.