We are sad to announce that our longstanding Band President, Robin Richards has passed away. The band feels highly privileged to have had Robin’s support over the many years that he served as President. Robin was first associated with the band when his son Alistair started playing cornet in the late 1980s. Robin took the role of Chairman for several years and was then appointed as President. Even after Alistair moved out of the area and left the band, Robin maintained his keen interest in the band and was a regular supporter of our concerts and events. Late last year he kindly agreed to donate a silver trophy to be awarded to the winner of our solo competition. We have called this the President’s cup and it will act as a lasting memory of Robin.