I'm sure you will be sorry to hear that my dad passed away peacefully in his sleep at 6.30 this morning. He had a fall nine weeks ago, and had been in hospital ever since. His music started in the Salvation Army at Branksome where, although primarily a trombonist, he found himself on solo cornet during the war! Having trained as a teacher, he taught chemistry for many years, principally in Coalville and Windsor, before ending his teaching career at Binley Park School, Coventry as Head of Music. A versatile musician, he played and arranged music for a wide range of groups, including spells on sousaphone at various holiday camps and Alton Towers, at which time he also appeared as a guest on "What's my Line?" He had happy memories of a fortnight's attachment to the Blues and Royals Band, many of whose members he used to gig with in Windsor. Brass band involvement included Marlow Town Band and Coventry Festival Band (now Jaguar), which he conducted for a while. His arrangements were played far and wide, particularly those for low brass ensembles, although he said his best sellers were flute quartets! Once details of the funeral are known I'll post an update on here.