Our Rehearsal Nights

The Senior Band rehearses from 7:30-9:30 every Tuesday and Thursday.

FORMER Band President Ray Hill has died suddenly at his home in Chapel Road.

The band is saddened by the news that our former President of 26years has passed away. Although he could not play a brass instrument, his enthusiasm for supporting and representing the band at every opportunity was boundless, and we were always at the forefront of his thoughts when promoting the town he loved so much.

Mr Hill served as Mayor of Abergavenny on five occasions after being elected to Abergavenny Town Council as an independent councilor in the late 1970s and was widely respected for his forthright views. On his retirement from the town council he became one of only a handful of people to be made an Honorary Burgess of the town in the last thirty years. His predecessor as Band president was Jack Johnathan who was also an Honorary Burgess of the town.

Ray was always keen to support the band in any way he could and was often seen in the town with a collecting tin when we played, helping to raise funds for the band. When Ray decided to retire as Band president he introduced the Band to his friend and local business man Alan Griffiths who kindly accepted the nomination to become his successor. Ray is pictured here (left) with Alan Griffiths.

He well be greatly missed by the Band and out thoughts are with his wife Muriel and family members.

Website editor 17th January 2018



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