The worldwide brass band movement will be able to pay its respects today (Friday 19th February) to the greatly admired figure of James Scott.
Regarded as one of the finest conductors of his generation, he led Brighouse & Rastrick to the 1973 National and 1980 European Championship titles in a career than spanned well over 85 years.
A former Champion Cornet Player of Great Britain and principal cornet of Munn & Felton Band, he went on to become one of the most influential, as well as revered conductors and adjudicators of the banding movement.
He passed away aged 95 on Saturday 24th January.
The funeral service will be held on Friday 19th February at 1.00pm (GMT) and can be accessed below at the time:
Family flowers only for Friday but if anyone wishes to make a donation it is to the British Heart Foundation and can be sent to : Charles Stephens, Castle Buildings, 179 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH607SE