Death of Chapeltown Stalwart

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  1. Death of Chapeltown stalwart

    [​IMG] The death has been announced of David Flather a stalwart of the Chapletown Band.
    It is with great sadness that Chapeltown Band has announced the death of honorary patron and former player David Flather. David passed away suddenly at home on Saturday 22nd September aged 65.

    David was for many years a stalwart of the band. As a player he could turn his hand to any instrument but excelled as a Principal Cornet before becoming an outstanding Euphonium player. He also taught the new players of the band and it is a great testimony to him that many of these players progressed to play with some of the finest Championship bands in the country.


    "He also taught the new players of the band and it is a great testimony to him that many of these players progressed to play with some of the finest Championship bands in the country"

    ~ Chapletown Band
    Sheer determination

    Several years ago David had to step back from playing following serious health problems, but he maintained his interest in banding. Over the last few years he had managed, through sheer determination, to return to playing. He spent a short time with Vintage Brass and was most recently with Thurlstone Band.

    Some of David’s family and friends were privileged to share in his birthday celebrations in June.

    Our thoughts are with his widow Judy and his family and friends. David will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

    Funeral arrangements:

    Service to be held Monday 1st October 10:15am at St Saviours Church Thurlstone followed by cremation at Grenoside Crematorium (North Chapel).

    Family flowers only, donations in memory of David can be made to the Mount Vernon Hospital Stroke Unit (Barnsley).
     
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  3. A Message of Thanks

    Chapeltown Band would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral service for David Flather, particularly to the band of 25 players, many who had been taught by him. We would also like to record our appreciation to the Bands Musical Director Toby Bannan and former Musical Director David Wood for conducting the specially chosen pieces of music. A special thank you must go to Kim Wear for his moving tribute to David, which was delivered with Kim’s usual charm and good humour. David’s wife is putting together a book of amusing stories involving David anyone who would like to contribute a story can contact the band via their website (www.chapeltownband.org.uk) and the band will forward your information to Judy.
     

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