It is with great sadness that the East Yorkshire Motor Services Band announces the death of long serving Band Secretary Maurice Metcalfe. Maurice had been involved in the administration of the Band since its formation in 1989 and has been an integral part of the Band's development and success. Band Chairman Tony Newiss said, "Maurice has been a very special part of what has become the EYMS family, and has been the cornerstone of the organisation. He will be missed for his organisational skills, his unstinting support, his ability to return mangled instruments to usability, and his irrepressible sense of humour. All our thoughts are with his family at this sad time". Maurice was admitted to hospital last week during the Band's preparations for the Finals, and passed away on Sunday morning. Amongst the many tributes received by the Band is one from former players Wendy & Russ Orr, that sums up Maurice's character, "Just to say how sorry we were to hear the sad news that Maurice Metcalfe had passed away. Such a lovely man, a real gent - he will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to his family". The Band learned of Maurice's passing on their return from London. Details of the funeral will be placed on the Band website www.eymsbrassband.co.uk as soon as they become available.