In recent years, the brass band movement and Ferryhill lost two dedicated players, Mr Joe Chaplin and Mr Kenneth Wilson who both sadly passed away.
In 2007 we also lost a fantastic percussionist and musician, Robert Luke. Having begun playing the drums at an early age, Robert first started to showcase his talents with Spennymoor Junior and Youth bands aged just 7. He joined Ferryhill Town Band aged 11 and enjoyed success at many of the contests we performed at. He performed on our first CD, “Pastime with Good Company” and went to a number of National Finals with us – including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000. In 2002, Robert left the Brass Band scene to concentrate on his studies and went on to learn other musical instruments.
Their contribution to the band will never be forgotten.