• News About the Band

    News About the Band

End of another banding year and the retirement of a principal member

The band has now completed their Christmas Season, bringing the banding year to a close.

Mr Gwynne Jones, principal euphonium player with the band, has decided to retire. His decision took effect before the Christmas Season. Gwynne attended the Christmas Concert at Tosside as a member of the audience. The conductor, John Cowking, thanked him for his many years of service. Gwynne was the Bandmaster and on occasions conducted when John was unavailable.

Gwynne’s brass band career began when he was a youngster, playing with bands in Wales. Previously to joining Slaidburn Silver Band he had played with several other bands in Lancashire. Although Gwynne was principally a euphonium player he also played other brass instruments. He was an important member of the band for many years and his contributions will be greatly missed.