Brian Elliott Obituary, Death – Brian Elliott was held in extremely high regard by those involved in the brass band movement in the South West of England. The South West Brass Band Association expresses its deepest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his demise. The 25th of November, 2022 was the day he passed away. Elliott served as the former secretary of the association. After moving to Devon in 1971, Brian and his late wife Joyce became members of a band in Plymouth that was popular in the area. During the time when Joyce was a member of the band, Brian served as the band’s secretary. Over the course of more than 45 years, Brian has served as a representative for the brass band movement in a variety of capacities throughout the South West of England.
After serving for the previous 15 years as a section controller for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, he was eventually promoted to the position of vice president of the organization. From 1972 until 2016, Brian was a member of the Executive Committee of the South West BBA, where he served in a variety of positions over the course of his tenure. He was a member of the West of England BBA from 1998 until 2016, during which time he held the position of secretary for the Executive Committee. His tenure in that role spanned from 2001 until 2013.
Brian was a well-known, revered, and deeply loved figure not only in the community of brass banding that existed in the South West of England but also beyond its borders. He worked diligently for both Associations over the course of many years, giving brass banding an unparalleled degree of dedication throughout that time. He put in a lot of effort to cultivate and educate players of all ages, and as a direct result of his labor, recurring events came into existence. These activities are going strong up till the present day.
A funeral service in memory of Brian is scheduled to take place at the Efford Crematorium in Plymouth on December 19, 2022, at 10:45 in the morning. (The family has requested that guests dress in an informal manner.)