This page is dedicated to members of Woodfalls band who have gone over and above that which could be expected of any regular bandsperson.

Brian Easterbrook
Secretary 1983 - 2013

Dave Shelley

Brian Easterbrook joined Woodfalls Band in January 1974 and remains an exemplary member. He served with distinction as band secretary, a position he held from 1983 until 2013 - considered by many to be a unique period in the band’s history of fiscal growth, artistic development and contesting success – all this when brass bands were generally in decline! He has been a valued player for forty years and now looks forward to spending more time with his long suffering partner, Christine and practicing his cornet, which in his words, he has sadly neglected for too long.

During his tenure as band secretary he worked tirelessly to advance the band, most notably securing a thirteen year sponsorship from South West Trains, two National Lottery Grants - one for instruments and van and a second for a band hall refurbishment. In 2008, at the termination of the SWT sponsorship, he acquired the necessary planning permissions and completed further alterations to the band hall to accommodate two flats within, thus forevermore securing a financial income for the band.

Brian self promoted many Woodfalls Band concerts including four in Salisbury Cathedral; in 2000 he founded the annual concert “We Will Remember Them” that he runs and which has raised thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion “Poppy Appeal”.  In 2003 and 2005 he organised band tours of Switzerland along with tour CDs. He estimates that in the last twenty years he has brought getting on for £400k to the band coffers.  Given the above service we are proud to honour Brian as a band stalwart in the Woodfalls Band “Hall of Fame”.

Dave Shelley Cliff Kingshott Nora Shelley Rob Bligh