It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of our former players - David Wright.
David, or Jed
to those who knew and loved him, was a well respected and very talented musician who bravely continued to play with the band right up until Christmas, even though his health was starting to suffer.
Jed was one of the longest serving members of the band, mostly playing Bb bass, although he occasionally opted for the much lighter choice playing the 3rd cornet parts. Jed always gave 100% committment to Corby Silver Band, including having
several positions on the band committee.
He had great enthusiasm and was always extremely entertaining.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this sad time.
On 26th March, members of both Corby Silver and
Gretton Silver bands, stood proudly to make a guard of honour at the funeral service for our former BBb bass player David Wright (Jed).
After the service, Jed's family
and friends went back to the Corby Silver Band club, where members of Corby Silver Band, along with guests from Gretton band, performed a short concert.
Thank you to
Clare, Pat, Wayne and Pete, from Gretton band for their support in this very emotional performance.