Creating a buzz at the National Youth Championships

Issue 5965

All the fun of the big event at Warwick University

BBC success for Isobel Daws and Thomas Nielsen

European stage awaits in Utrecht

Passing of composer Bruce Fraser

Friday 17 February, 2017

British Bandsman has been informed of the sudden death earlier today of composer Bruce Fraser following a suspected heart attack. Bruce was a popular and respected member of the banding community and, in addition to having a highly successful career in education - he taught tuba virtuoso James Gourlay amongst many others - was a prolific composer and arranger. 

He was 69 and leaves his wife Pat and daughter Lynne.