Trevor Scott - September 2020
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of our dear friend and colleague Trevor Scott. He had been bravely battling various health issues for some years, but he never let it get him down, and continued playing right up until coronavirus forced us to stop.

Trevor has been at the very heart of our band for what seems like forever, and in that time has served as Bandmaster and Chairman, and of course as a player on both Euphonium and Bb bass. He was loved and immediately respected by anyone that played with him, as he was not only a masterful player, but also a hugely knowledgeable bandsman with an infallible ear, an answer to everyone’s problems, and friendly advice for anyone that needed it. But perhaps above all else, he was a lovely man. A one off, old school gentleman, kind and gentle, with a considered answer for all the issues we have faced over the years, and a rock we could all lean on.

He played many instruments over his lifetime, including accordion and violin, and he also knew his way around a drumkit. What he didn’t know about music wasn’t worth knowing. He knew every hymn in the book, and every march, and arranged quite a few himself in beautiful manuscript. As Bandmaster, he conducted the band when the MD was absent, and we always felt very safe in his hands.

But despite all his talent and his undying commitment to the band, he was first and foremost a family man, and loved nothing more than being with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and of course his beloved wife Pat, who passed away just a couple of years ago. Our thoughts are with them all.

He is going to be hugely missed by so many people, and will leave an immense hole in the band, which we will never fill. They just don’t make them like Trevor any more.

Rest in peace Trevor, dear and beloved friend

Trevor conducting the band at the 2016 May Fair

Trevor with the victorious youth band quartet in 2008