It is with deep regret that I have to share the sad news that John Hemming, the band’s president and great friend for many years, sadly passed away last evening (12th May) at 11:30pm.
Jean, his wife, shared the news with me this morning and asked me to make band members aware.
Obviously at this difficult time the funeral plans will be of an intimate nature, but Jean has asked that when we return to some degree of normality that the band will play on their lawn to remember John and pay our respects.
In Jean’s words “He would have loved that”.
On a personal note I have considered John and Jean great friends for many years, and was always so appreciative of the support and guidance that he gave me in my role as Musical Director of his cherished Chalford Band.
I know he was extremely proud to be associated with us, and I with him.
He will be sorely missed.
The whole of the Chalford Band organisation passes on their condolences to Jean and the rest of the family.