Sad passing of David Bazeley


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Sadly, I was informed this morning of the death of David Bazeley, a long serving member of the St. Dennis Band, aged 71. The Cornish banding community have lost a true character. Fun loving and dynamic, David was for many years a member of St. Dennis Band, but also spent a period playing at St. Austell Kernow Band (now amalgamated with St. Austell Town) where I had the privilege of meeting him for the first time. Ever the versatile bandsman, David played Tenor Horn, Eb Bass and Tenor Trombone during his time in the band, and I will always remember the occasion when we played next to each other on Les Preludes in the second section at the SWBBA contest - I was playing BBb Bass and David was on Eb Bass. I can only offer my most heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all at his family - both the Bazeleys at St. Dennis and the Minears of St. Dennis and St. Austell - aswell as those who are not connected with banding. He remained a true friend who was always cheerful and always made the time to stop for a chat. He will be sorely missed.

Iain McKnight
and all at EYMS and Salford

Naomi McFadyen

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Very sad news to here.
Condolences to the family and to the bands he was associated in, from all at The Leyland Band and the Cornish family.


What a character we are going to miss at St.Dennis bands. He was always a healthy, happy man. He loved helping out our youth band as Bass trombone and hes going to be sadly missed. God Bless Dave x


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As you are probably aware, we lost Jo Almack, our 2nd euph player a week ago, so can I send our bands deep condolences in such a trying time.


Just to let you know that the funeral will be held 10 30am this saturday at St Columb Major Church.

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