Westminster 2019

On Wednesday 11th September, the band played in St Margaret’s, a large  12th century church next to Westminster Abbey.

Guest conductor Billy Fletcher led the band through an extended set consisting of a variety of music, from traditional marches through to modern pop .

The fantastic acoustics and the large and extremely appreciative audience made this a very enjoyable day for the band. 

 

David Ruel

The Cobham Band is very sad to hear that one of its former Musical Directors, David Ruel, passed away on Monday 22nd April 2019.  

David was a very dedicated and passionate member of the brass band community and had conducted many bands in his musical career.  He joined Cobham Band in 2003 and progressed the band through 8 years of leadership.  During his tenure the band performed many varied and interesting concerts including some with IP Brass and Nidaros band from Norway. 

David also regularly helped the band by guest conducting and last rehearsed with the band just a few weeks ago.

David was current Musical Director for Reading Band where more information can be found.

Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.