Terry Camsey has died in California, where he lived. He was a virtuoso cornet soloist with the International Staff Band, Upper Norwood SA Band, and the New York Staff Band. He also was a composer. His cornet solo “Life’s Pageant”, written in the style of Percy Code, was premiered by Terry and remains very popular.
I got to know Terry very well when we were in the ISB together. Previously, Terry had been a member of the Irish(?) Guards Band and then a public health inspector in London. He later emigrated to the USA, initially to New York, working for the SA, and later to California, where he became a SA officer.
Terry and his wife Beryl were recently in London for ISB120 where many of us were able to meet him again. He was a delightful personality, good humoured, highly talented and will be sadly missed.