Listen To The Band

Wednesday 7 November

9.30pm-10.00pm

BBC RADIO 2

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 since he was given a cornet in a tin hut in Sherborne.

His dad Colin painted the five 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 band’s early days, the family connections, which run deep in banding, and the challenges of keeping a town band together today.

Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter

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