Roll of Honour


What are we celebrating?


GBBA are proud to celebrate those people who have contributed over 50 years or more to the brass band movement. Here, we record those who have been awarded for their years of service, giving back to the movement the support and enthusiasm for brass band music that they themselves had experienced.

What is the award?


GBBA present a certificate and badge of recognition for 50 years or more service to the brass band movement, which includes participating in any activity associated with brass bands. For example, those who have won awards have played, conducted, and organised events for brass bands throughout their lives. 


Tom Fryer

How do you apply for an award?


You can nominate yourself for an award or someone else. Please contact GBBA Secretary Karin naming the person being nominated, their relationship to GBBA member band/s (current and/or past band membership should be included), and describe what they have done for the brass band movement. Don't forget to include your (nominator) and the person being nominated (nominee) contact details so we can get in touch!

If you nominate someone else in secret and wish to surprise them with their award, please let us know an appropriate time, date, and location to make the presentation. A GBBA committee member will then arrange to present the Certificate at a venue of your choice. In the past, GBBA have presented the award at a band engagement, rehearsal, or workshop.


Barbara Morgan

Awarded in December 2019 for 50 years service

Lydbrook Band

Lyndon Baglin BEM

Awarded in December 2019 for 70 years service

Lydbrook Band

Lyndon started playing with Lydbrook Band in 1949 and it was fitting that he was back with Lydbrook to celebrate this landmark achievement. The presentation was made to Lyndon by his son Stuart who joined with the band in concert for this very special occasion.

Dave Wintle

Awarded in October 2019 for 70 years service

Lydney Town Band

Nigel Morgan

Awarded in June 2019 for 50 years service
Tewkesbury Town Band

David Britton

Awarded in September 2019 for 65 years service

Monmouth Town Band

Robert Toomer

Awarded in September 2019 for 65 years service

Monmouth Town Band

Tom Fryer

Awarded in September 2018 for 47 years service

Monmouth Band

Mike James

Robert Morgan

Lydbrook Town Band

Kevin Ford

Lydney Town Band

Awarded for 50 years' service

Kevin started playing at the age of 8 in 1963 on cornet with Potterswood (Kingswood) Band under Herbert Sevier. With encouragement from Jim Scott he was promoted to Solo Horn in 1969 with great success at solo and quartet contests. In 1974 he was invited to join Stanshawe (Bristol) Band on 1st Horn. He joined Lydbrook Band in 1990 before moving to Lydney Town Band in 1993.  After 12 years playing Solo Horn he took up the baton, running a successful Training Band with his wife Kerry. He continues to conduct and occasionally plays when helping out local bands.

Ken Powell

Awarded for 50 years service

Lydney Town Band

Roger Powell

Awarded for 50 years service

Lydney Town Band

Robin Cawley

Awarded for 50 years service

Lydney Town Band

Des Yeates

Awarded for 50 years service

Lydney Town Band

Brian White

Lydney Town Band

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