paid to Burnham and Highbridge Band's Musical Director
and Highbridge Band has this week paid tribute to its Musical
Director, David Fisher, who passed away at home on Saturday (25th
"During his eight years as Musical Director of Burnham and
Highbridge he elevated them to their current position of a very
busy, and respected, Concert Band," said the group's secretary,
added that David had a long musical background before taking on
the role in Burnham-On-Sea.
"He hailed from Gloucestershire and took up the post of
Musical Director to Burnham and Highbridge Band in 2006, having
had a military musical education."
was taught to play the Cornet at the age of 11 with Chipping Campden
"At the age of 17 he joined the Band of the Royal Horse Guards.
He was posted to the Royal Military School of Music and studied
the Tuba with Charles Brewer of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. On
returning to the Regiment he joined the band and played throughout
Europe and the U.K."
"He subsequently had a ten year spell with Yorkley Onward
Band as Solo Euphonium and a further ten years with the Band of
the Hampshire Constabulary, again as Solo Euphonium and also Assistant
Musical Director. Davids first conductors appointment
was to Weston super Mare Concert band where, in a three year period,
he guided them to no less than nine contest wins."