Death of Jean Moss, Kippax Band

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  1. Bit-part Bari

    Bit-part Bari New Member

    It is with great sadness that Kippax Band announce the sudden passing of long-serving Trombonist Jean Moss.

    Jean, aged 55, passed away at home in the early hours of Sunday, June 5th. Our immediate thoughts at this sad time are with Jean's Husband Colin and Daughter Rebecca, current and former players with the band respectively.

    Further details of funeral arrangements will be posted on the Kippax Band website in due course.

    Rest in Peace Jean.

    Anyone wishing to post a note of condolence on the Band website should use the link below:

    Kippax Band website
  2. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Leeds - Yorkshire - UK
    Absolutely unbelievable. I got a chatty email from Col at only 7pm last night ! ~ RIP a very unique lady ~ will be sadly missed ~ our thoughts are with Colin and Rebecca.
  3. Bit-part Bari

    Bit-part Bari New Member

    Obituary - Jean Moss, The Kippax Band

    Jean Moss 1955 – 2011

    It is with deep sadness that we mark the sudden passing of our trombonist Jean Moss who died, aged 55, on Sunday 5th June. Our thoughts at this time are with her husband Colin, and daughter Rebecca, current and former players of Kippax Band.

    Jean started her life in brass banding at the age of eleven as a trombonist in her school band, soon joining the Ackton Hall Band under the tutorage of Ted Burns, whom she eventually replaced as solo trombone in 1970. Jean left Ackton Hall and joined Kippax Band in June 1977 where she remained a constant member of the band for an incredible 34 years.

    She married Colin in May 1978 and spent their ‘honeymoon’ with the Band at the Grand Shield Contest! gaining 2nd place, with most of the band having just attended their wedding and reception.

    Jean then moved onto tenor horn, occupying the 1st horn seat and proving to be a cornerstone of the horn section for more than 21 years. She took a 3-month break from banding in 1990 for the birth of their daughter, Rebecca, who herself went on to play 2nd cornet with the band for 5 years before leaving to concentrate on her studies.

    Returning to the tenor trombone in 2000, Jean won the band’s ‘Player of the Year’ award in the same year. During her lengthy playing career she enjoyed many highlights with Kippax, including numerous appearances at the National Finals, and double victories at the Mineworkers Championships in 1994 & 2006.

    Jean’s dedication to the band was unflinching, be it through work as a member of the committee, undertaking administrative duties, or helping Colin in his role as Band Chairman. Her enthusiasm, straight-talking and fantastic sense of humour were all traits by which she will be fondly remembered.

    The sheer number and warmth of messages received by the band since the announcement of her passing is testament to the regard in which Jean was held, not only by friends and followers of Kippax Band, but from the wider banding community.

    Rest in Peace, Jean. The players and supporters of the Kippax Band, past and present, owe you a huge debt of gratitude for the musicianship, dedication and loyalty that you brought to us in your 34 years of service.

    (From the Kippax Band website -
  4. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    Thats sad news. Sincere condolences.
  5. Ashamed to say I've only just heard the news today, just shows how much I've lost touch with the band and banding in general. Jean was Kippax band through and through and Colins biggest fan.
    Heartfelt condolences to Col, Rebecca and all members of the band.
    Steve and Mary Butler.
  6. Unregistered

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    Rebecca and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the band for their support over the last 2 weeks. In particular for their participation in yesterdays service of which I have had many wonderful comments. We were truly stunned at the massive turn out from both work colleges past and present and band members stretching back through our 34 years at Kippax to our early playing days at Ackton Hall band. Your messages of support and visits have helped us through this sad time in our lives.

    Many thanks

    Colin & Rebecca Moss
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