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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Christmas Concert at Henhayes in Crewkerne

Christmas Concert at Henhayes in Crewkerne

12th Dec 2018

Come and join us for an evening of festive music at our Christmas Concert at the Henhayes Day Centre in Crewkerne. Read More
Return Concert at St John's, Yeovil

Return Concert at St John's, Yeovil

21st Oct 2018

It was great to be invited back to St Johns Church, Yeovil last evening and what a great night of music it was Read More
Join us at St John's Church, Yeovil

Join us at St John's Church, Yeovil

28th Sep 2018

Join Phoenix Brass - Crewkerne on 20th October for a concert to be held at St Johns Church, Yeovil commencing at 7pm. Read More
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