Saturday evening (29th April) saw a very emotional memorial concert for our dear friend Dr. John Mudway who sadly passed away during the covid pandemic. The concert programme was carefully chosen with music that John enjoyed playing and included many Flugelhorn features. The evening was full of tears and laughter as memories were shared. His beloved daughter, Hannah (who played her fathers Flugelhorn), along with several of John's friends, joined us to perform in this special event. A special mention must go to two of John's best friends : Barry Pope who conducted many pieces during
the evening and Sue Pope who performed a superb performance of 'Blaydon Races' on the Euphonium.
His widow, Alison, presented the band with an Award dedicated to John's memory - this will be awarded on an ad-hoc basis to any TSB member for doing/saying something that makes us all laugh (and think of John). Alison and Hannah were also presented with a framed copy of a piece of music 'A Nightingale
sang in Berkeley Square' that had been arranged by Tom Stoneman for the Mudway family. We have lost a treasured member of our band family but we hope we did him proud. RIP John