(b Hebden Bridge, Yorks., 1902; d London, 1992). Eng. brass-band conductor and trumpeter. Member of celebrated brass-band family. Cornet-player at 7. Trumpeter in Hallé Orch. (under Harty) 1926–30, Liverpool PO 1930–4, BBC Northern Orch. 1935–42. Cond. several championship brass bands, incl. Foden's, Fairey Aviation, Munn and Felton's, Morris Motors, and Black Dyke Mills. Brass and military bands supervisor, BBC 1942–64. CBE 1984.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.