Many of our southern based readers will be saddened to learn of the death of Bob Tucker, Vice President of SCABA. Bob spent many years serving the association in varied roles from Contest Manager through to Treasurer - we remember with a smile the never ending raffle part of each contest I'm sure! As a player, Bob was associated with the Horsham Borough Band and I believe, was also a vice president. The funeral service is being held on Monday 18th at St. Mark's Church, North Heath Lane, Horsham. Mid Sussex Brass will be playing from 1.00pm onwards for the service and anyone who knew Bob and would like to play should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our thoughts go out to Bob's widow,Peggy, who is not enjoying the best of health at this time, and to the rest of his family - especially his daughter Janet, who plays with the Heathfield Silver Band and son in law Doug who also plays with Mid Sussex Brass.