In the early hours of Saturday 26th July, after a short illness, Keith Green, a stalwart of brass bands in the Pendle and Craven districts of Lancashire and Yorkshire passed away at the age of 74. Beginning his banding career with the original Barnoldswick Prize Band in the early 1950s, he subsequently became a member of the Rolls Royce Works Band. Following the demise of Barnoldswick in the early 1960s, he was, for a time, a member of the cornet section at the Earby Band until Barnoldswick reformed in 1968, remaining there for a further 15 years, for much of the time on Solo Euphonium. More recently he was to be found on the back row at Earby, helping the next generation of players along, performing in his final concert, for Earby, at Austwick on 10th July. Funeral details will be posted once the arrangements have been confirmed.