Past Friends

2016 was a tough year for the band, it started with the sudden loss of one of our longest standing members, Roger Newton and ended with Steve Taylor losing his fight with cancer.

Both players were very much part of the Phoenix family and will be truly missed by all in the band. We thought given the time and commitment they put into their banding, that they both deserved a small section on the website.

In Our Thoughts

Roger

Roger was the kindest man you could ever wish to meet. He had a very dry sense of humour and was loved by everyone. He was one of the longest serving members of the band and rarely did he miss a rehearsal or job. He was a true bandsman, a man you could always count on.

Read more about Roger and his time with Phoenix


Steve

Our Principal Euphonium player, Steve passed away in December after a battle with cancer. Steve came from a musical family and had a good banding pedigree having played in many great Salvation Army bands in and around the London area. He was a great asset to the band, not only for his excellent Euphonium playing, he also stepped in and conducted the band when required, but most of all, like Roger, he was a true bandsman and was always there ... even through the worst of his illness.

Read more about Steve and his time with Phoenix

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Roger Is In Our Thoughts

Roger Is In Our Thoughts

3rd Jan 2018

On 10th January it is 2 years since Rogers passing. Roger was a key member of the Phoenix family and is still missed by us all today. Our thoughts are with Roger's wife, Lynn and her family at this difficult time. Read More
Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018

3rd Jan 2018

The start of a new year means a busy few weeks as we prepare for our annual trip to Torquay to compete in the West of England Brass Band Championships Read More
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

20th Dec 2017

As Christmas is fast approaching and we are nearing the end of our carolling season. We want to wish all our friends and followers a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Read More
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