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Death of Richard Scott

Monday 5 August, 2019

It is with immense sadness that the family of the highly respected Sound Engineer, Richard Scott wish to announce his passing following his steadfast and determined battle with cancer at the age of 64.

Richard passed away peacefully at Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne on 4th August.

Father to Michael and Stephen, and husband to Jane, Richard will be solely missed in the recording studios by many of the worlds leading brass bands, choirs, composers and orchestras where his expertise and know how ensured he would deliver recordings where he’d be held with the upmost respect.

A Yorkshireman with a love of cricket (a game both his sons have taken up and as a result provided him with with endless hours of pleasure), Richard batted studiously for considerable time out in the middle alongside his batting partner, Jane. All the while he was supported by his backroom teams at The Christie Hospital, Salford Royal, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Tameside General and finally Willow Wood Hospice. It was an innings he and all who knew him, could be proud off.

The family continue to raise funds for The Christie with Michael accompanied by his girlfriend Laura tackling Mount Kilimanjaro with ease. Details of Richard’s funeral service will be advised when known.

A full tribute will appear in British Bandsman magazine.