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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Latest News
Musical Director Vacancy

Musical Director Vacancy

15th May 2018

After two successful years, our MD Tom is sadly leaving us as his work takes him elsewhere. We're inviting applications to find a suitable replacement. Find out more about the band and the role. Read More
Tom Moving On

Tom Moving On

15th May 2018

After nearly two years with Phoenix, our MD, Tom is leaving us as his work in the Marines is taking him away from the area. Read More
Chard Rotary Concert a Success

Chard Rotary Concert a Success

22nd Apr 2018

Last night saw the band perform a charity concert in aid of the scanner appeal for Musgrove Park Hospital amongst other rotary causes Read More
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