AoBBA announce the passing of retired member Lyn Morgan. Lyn began playing with the Ystalyfera Public Band, whilst there he won first prize at the National Eisteddfod (Senior Section), playing the Tenor Horn. In 1962 he joined the RAF, as a musician and in 1963 was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal for being the most outstanding student of the year. He became a member of the RAF Central Band in 1965, remaining there until 1979 when he was appointed Senior Brass instructor at the RAF School of Music. Lyn was first appointed MD at Luton in 1976 (as Albert Coupe’s successor) and steered the Luton Band to being Southern Area Champions in 1980. This lead to an appearance on ‘BBC TV’s ‘Best of Brass’. He left to pursue other conducting interests – notably the Ever Ready Band, but returned to Luton in 1988. He left again in the early 1990’s, due to work commitments.
Lyn retired as an adjudicator in 2018 as a long time member of the association.