Musical Director

David Ruel

Soprano Cornet

Matthew Ruel

Solo Cornets

Jack Porter, Rebecca Devaney, Ethan Cambridge, Jenni Hall

Back Row Cornets

Graham Netherton, Ella Smith, Philip Edwards, Eric Sutherland-Kempster, Oliver Williamson


Nigel Winter

Tenor Horns

Cheryl Heppenstall, Jacqueline Ruel, Emma Scicluna, Paul Barker


Michael Fowkes, Julia Bonewell


Robin Welch, Louise Lloyd


Chris Urwin*, Mark Hawkins

Loyal friend and true bandsman Ron Curtis passes away

It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that I write to inform you that our loyal friend and bass trombone player Ron Curtis passed away peacefully following his brave battle with cancer on Friday 29th March, at the age of 73, in the Royal Berkshire Hospital with his family around him.

Ron was a true bandsman in every sense of the word – he will be dearly missed and never forgotten by all who knew him.

The Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band sends its heartfelt condolences to his wife Sandra, son Neil and daughter Clare at this very sad time.


Matthew A. Ruel

EEb Bass

Keith Manning, Theo Leach, Graham Dearman*

BBb Bass

Thomas Gowers, Phillip Vanstone


Tim Lain*, Philip Davey