It is with great sadness that BRASS FUSION announces the passing of our friend and composer-in-residence David Hughes, who suffered a stroke earlier in May and died in hospital on 2nd June at the age of 76.
David lived in the South East of England for many years and was associated with several bands in the area, including working with Uckfield Concert Brass, Oxted, Horsham and Mid Sussex Brass as Musical Director.
Well known for his wit and enthusiasm, David was also a talented composer and arranger. His music can be found in many band libraries and his sublime arrangement of Ave Maria as a cornet section feature was recorded by Black Dyke on their CD ‘Revelations’.
He spent the last 8 years of his life in Pattaya, Thailand, but he kept in close touch with his friends back in Britain and continued to write and arrange music for brass. He was kind enough to compose and arrange many pieces for BRASS FUSION.
David will be laid to rest in a Thai funeral.The group will be forever indebted to David for his support, advice, wit, humour and continued contribution throughout the seven years of Brass Fusion’s existence. We will continue to perform David’s music