The Association has been informed that longstanding member and Area Vice President John Bernard Hewitt of York has passed away.
Bernard, as he was known by his family and friends, has been a wonderful supporter of the NABBC, the Salvation Army and the brass band movement. Amongst his achievements he has been secretary of the Yorkshire Regional Brass Band Association and, secretary of the number 2 region of the NABBC.
Here Bernard is shown in 2014 when he was presented with a certificate by Sydney Swancott at the York Citadel where he was Bandmaster for many years to celebrate his 50 years as a member of the Association.
On behalf of the members, the executive committee and officials we send our condolences to Bernard's wife Gladys and family.
The funeral will take place at 11am Friday 2nd September at York Crematorium, Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2QD.
James Holt - National Secretary