2nd Euphonium - Bryan Marshall
Joined the Royal Navy, aged 16, with Grade 5 Piano. Then self-taught on trombone & Eb Bass (using 'A Tune a Day' books!).
Thereafter played in various ships' & shore establishment Volunteer Bands until leaving the Navy, aged 36. Played no brass for 24 years, but managed to struggle up to Grand 8 Piano, in the meantime! At age 60, joined HMS Nelson (RN Barracks, Portsmouth) Volunteer Band (Brass &Reed) on Eb Bass (wanted to play Trombone, but they had 5 of those). Played with them for 11 years. On moving to Enfield, for the first time in my life playing with a 'proper' brass band! Now very fortunate to be playing 2nd Euphonium.