2002 - 2005


January 2002 - Peter Strawson has joined us on kit percussion. Pete is studying at the University of Gloucestershire and plays for the Methodist Youth Brass Band.

Pete joined Tewkesbury Town Band in 2002. Pete is an expert percussionist and can usually be found sat behind the drum kit when the senior band is playing. However, in 2004 Pete decided to join the brass players and is learning to play the trombone with the Training Band. As well as being a member himself, Pete also helps to teach the percussion players in the training band and helps them to keep us all in time during the band sessions.



June 2005
A Gliss and a Roll Achieves a Goal!

We would like to announce that our multi-talented percussionist, Pete Strawson, has earned a place at Salford University to study Music. Congratulations from all at Tewkesbury Town Band, and Tewkesbury Town Training Band!

We shall be sad (but also happy!) to see such a valuable member of the Tewkesbury Town Band community leave us. Pete has provided the rhythm to the Band's playing since January 2002, and received generous praise from the adjudicator, Mike Kilroy, in his aural notes to our success at the Phoenix Festival of Brass. Pete has also been a keen member of the Training Band where he has learned to play the trombone (achieving Grade 1 late last year!), and where he has proved an invaluable resource to tutor a young prodigy, Will Duff.

We wish Pete well and hope to see him regularly in the future.

July 2005
A Gliss and a Roll achieves a Goal - Part II

As we announced a few weeks ago, our top class drummer Peter Strawson has been accepted to study music at Salford University. This weekend, Malvern Bandstand was Pete's last engagement with the band and this Wednesday, it was his last rehearsal. A presentation was made of  a card featuring some memories of his time with the band, and a tankard engraved with the Band logo and the words "Good luck Pete, from all at Tewkesbury Town Band". - I'm sure that it will be well used! Pete will be remembered not only for his playing abilities, his new trombone skills, and his great personality, but also for  his drunken dancing in Torquay and falling asleep in the bar before randomly running off towards his room! Good luck Pete in everything you do and we hope to see you in the bandroom again in the near future for a visit or two! 

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