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A Bit of Banding History - Sherborne Town Band and Paul Cosh

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 07 November 2012

Trumpeter, Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Paul Cosh retired from the BBC Symphony Orchestra in September 2005, almost 50 years to the day that he was given a cornet in a tin hut in Sherborne. His dad Colin painted the 5 lines of the musical stave on a black board and wrote tunes on it for Paul to learn, starting with a popular film theme of the day The Dambusters. Colin then went on to found The Sherborne Town Band in 1961 which Paul now conducts in a new a celebratory CD called Jubilee. He tells Frank Renton about the bands early days, the family connections which run deep in banding and the challenges of keeping a town band together today.

Music Played

6 items
  • Image for Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy with Dutch Swing College Band

    Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy with Dutch Swing College Band High Society

    When The Swing Comes Marching In, NFI

  • Image for Redbridge Brass

    Redbridge Brass Ain't She Sweet

    Close Enough For Jazz, NFI

  • Image for Jens Lindemann

    Jens Lindemann Amazing Grace

    Dreaming Of The Masters, Doyen

  • Image for Sherborne Town Band

    Sherborne Town Band Punchinello

    Jubilee, NFI

  • Image for Tredegar Band

    Tredegar Band I Loves You Porgy

    Tredegar In Concert Volume 1, Avanti

  • Image for Cory Band

    Cory Band Lle Cana'r Eryrod (Where Eagles Sing)

    This Land Of Ours, EMI

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