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Death of David Horsfield - Auditor and Friend of the NABBC


It is with great sadness that, (by the request of his family) I report the passing of my dear, dear friend, David Horsfield.

David  (73), finally lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday 18th October at his home in Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse.

He will be remembered as a fine Cornet and Flugel player, gracing the stage with Clifton & Lightcliffe, Brighouse & Rastrick, Black Dyke and the James Shepherd Versatile Brass, of which he was a founder member. In addition he was an active member of the Brighouse Lions, being responsible for the now highly popular Brighouse March and Hymn Tune Contest.

With the support of his family, David founded Kirklees Music, publishers of brass band music. For many years he was an executive member of the Band Traders Association and the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (ABBA), undertaking many adjudication appointments worldwide.

For many years David was a valued member and auditor of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors (NABBC).

David leaves a widow Jenny, and their two sons, Graham and Martin.

The funeral will take place on  Wednesday November 2nd, at 1pm The Central Methodist Church Brighouse HD6 1AQ               

Gordon Higginbottom

On behalf of everyone at the NABBC I send our condolences to David's family.

Chris Helme