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Death of Steve Taylor

The death has been reported of Phoenix Brass Crewkerne euphonium player Steve Taylor.

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  The death has been announced of the respected euphonium player Steve Taylor.

Phoenix Brass Crewkerne Band has announced the death of euphonium player Steve Taylor on 19th December following a battle with cancer.

The highly respected musician played and performed with various Salvation Army bands including Wood Green and Hendon, and was also Musical Director of West Somerset Brass and Burnham & Highbridge Bands.

Well known

Determined to keep playing, Steve's final performances with Phoenix Brass were on tuned percussion at the Exmouth Entertainment Contest and the National Finals in Cheltenham.

From a well known musical Salvationist family, Steve also enjoyed playing golf in his spare time.

Sadly missed

Band spokesperson Paul Williams told 4BR: "Steve will be sadly missed, and for the Phoenix Brass family it has been a year with many highlights but also tinged with so much sadness, following the passing of Roger Newton in January."

Steve will be sadly missed, and for the Phoenix Brass family it has been a year with many highlights but also tinged with so much sadness, following the passing of Roger Newton in JanuaryBand spokesperson

Funeral

The funeral will be held on Wednesday 4th January at 1.00pm at Taunton Salvation Army Hall. The immediate family will attend the crematorium for the committal.

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