In December the Band said a sad farewell to the popular bass player Edwin Sykes who was a loyal member of the Band.
It was a fitting tribute to Edwin that so many former players of Burneside Brass Band joined the present members to play all the music for his funeral service. It was a rousing and moving experience.
Edwin was a player who loved band life, was always smiling and willing to help with any tasks at rehearsals and concerts alike.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.