|Posted by Band Secretary on October 22, 2017 at 3:40 PM|
It is with the deppest regret that we announce the untimely death of one of our musical friends, Alan Branstone at the age of 62. He died on Thursday October 19th.
Alan was the conductor of the Border Concert Band in Carlisle. He had been the Band Sergeant Major of the Band of the Grenadier Guards serving under Lt Col Stuart Watts and Lt Col Philip Hills.
After leaving the Army, Alan was a peripatetic instrumental instructor in brass and strings in the Cumbria Region and was a terrific trumpet and cornet player who inspired many young people to learn a brass instrument, many of whom went on to become professional musicians. He also played the French Horn, and latterly, the trombone.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Alan's daughter Aimee in particular, and to his Family in general.