October 29, 2014
Tributes paid to Burnham and Highbridge Band's Musical Director

Burnham and Highbridge Band has this week paid tribute to its Musical Director, David Fisher, who passed away at home on Saturday (25th October).

"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, Ken Henton.

He 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."

"David was taught to play the Cornet at the age of 11 with Chipping Campden Band."

"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. David’s first conductor’s appointment was to Weston super Mare Concert band where, in a three year period, he guided them to no less than nine contest wins."

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