Geoffrey Brand 1927 – 2023

It is with sadness that we convey the news of the passing of Geoffrey Brand, who was a past Chair and Life President of NCBF.

Geoffrey Brand’s family are deeply saddened to announce his death at the age of 96. He died peacefully on Sunday February 5th and his daughter, Gill, and son, Michael were with him during his last days.

He was a much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and he and his wife, Violet, had a wonderfully happy and long marriage before her death nearly three years ago.

He will be remembered as a brilliant conductor, particularly of brass and wind bands, and an imaginative musical entrepreneur. His live performances and rehearsals inspired players and audiences throughout the world and his outstanding recordings will continue to do so.

A Full Obituary to follow