Brass band member marks 40 years

Brass band member marks 40 years

Brass band member marks 40 years

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A BRASS band member is celebrating 40 years with Woodfalls Band.

Brian Easterbrook joined the band, the current Senior Cup champions, on January 3, 1974 and has since served as a player, committee member, treasurer and, more latterly, as secretary.

Apart from recent highlights of seeing the band win the Senior Cup and claim their highest ever finish at the National Finals when they came sixth at the Albert Hall last October, he was also part of the band that won the Grand Shield in 1974 and 1985, the Senior Cup again in 2010, the Yeovil Entertainment title in 2011 and a trio of West of England Area triumphs.

He also played a major role in securing a long term sponsorship partnership with South West Trains, which he estimated has brought more than £400,000 to the band coffers over 20 years, as well as organising a series of Poppy Appeal concerts.

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3:59am Mon 13 Jan 14

IanMcL says...

Outstanding service to the premier league Brass Band of our district.

Brian works tirelessly for the benefit of the Woodfalls Band and if anyone should have got a gong in the Honours, it's Brian and those dedicated to their cause, like him.

Congratulations Brian.

Keep blowing.
Outstanding service to the premier league Brass Band of our district. Brian works tirelessly for the benefit of the Woodfalls Band and if anyone should have got a gong in the Honours, it's Brian and those dedicated to their cause, like him. Congratulations Brian. Keep blowing. IanMcL
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