The Welsh brass band community has been greatly saddened by the news of the recent death of one of its most popular figures — Trevor Mumford, aged 88.
News of his passing brought messages of condolence from all corners of the banding world — as well as a treasure trove of heartfelt memories of a man who had an inherent gift to make people laugh and smile in his company.
It was also one that hid a very informed musical mind borne of a lifelong love of banding that was respected greatly by all who knew him.
He was hugely supportive of home grown Welsh banding talent as well as its many exports around the globe, and was both a performer and listeners at events at all levels — from local contests to the major championship events.
A much underrated tuba player he was always on hand to help any band out and to offer support to players — especially those starting out on their brass band careers.
Numerous players and conductors over the decades certainly benefited directly from his sage advice and knowledge — even if they may not have known it, as Trevor himself used to say, at the time.
Numerous players and conductors over the decades certainly benefited directly from his sage advice and knowledge — even if they may not have known it, as Trevor himself used to say, at the time4BR
A proud miner, he was a member of the Rhymney Band that won the Third Section National Championship of Great Britain title in 1967 and went on to enjoy a full and happy banding career.
The funeral will take place on Friday 9th October from his home at 31, Brompton Place Tredegar NP22 4NF at 2.00pm. Family flowers only. Donations to the Hospice of the Valleys.