It is with regret we report that Bud Nightingale has decided to hang up his baritone and retire from banding after many years of dedication to the band.

Bud has played with the band since the 1950’s. Bud, along with Jim Walker and Paul Harding, helped to resurrect the band during the early 1970’s by bringing a new generation to the world of banding. He helped to coach non-players, quite a few of who are still playing today.

Bud has been one of the definitive characters of the band. Always willing to help, give advice and not averse to the odd practical joke.

The band would like to thank Bud for his loyal service over the years, and wish both himself and Bunty well for the future.

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