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David Healy

David Healy

Algy Hoare, founder and inspiration, of Wadhurst Brass Band retired after 60 years at an emotional and celebratory Christmas Concert. So, we are very pleased to announce that David Healy has been appointed Conductor for the band. He has been conducting our Training band “L-Plate Brass” for a while now and has been Deputy Conductor for over a year and had a major role last year when Algy was side-lined having a knee op.

David joined the band when he was about 8, “just because his big sisters were in the band”. Not only does he play trombone – his favourite instrument – but can turn out on euphonium too, and has been known to fill in on cornet, as well as playing the last post at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday!! He is one of those people who just loves the challenge of learning a new instrument and has added the piano to his musical so he could play at his sister, Wendy’s wedding!!!

Algy has been David’s mentor and guiding force and recently he said;

“It is now time for me to hand over the baton to a very worthy recipient and member of the band, David Healy, a gifted instrumentalist, who has already proved to be an extremely capable conductor this year. He is the right man in the right place. It is very comforting to know that the band will carry on with David’s talent and enthusiasm”.

So with David taking hold of the baton Algy’s legacy is secure and the band will continue to flourish, entertaining far and wide in East Sussex and West Kent.