Bandmaster Stephen Cobb, of the International Staff Band, has written a tribute to Bandmaster James Williams in Brass Band World. The band is indebted to Bandmaster Stephen Cobb for this and the tribute us shown below.
The band are delighted that the CD High Peak, due for release in October, is now available to Pre Order. It is priced at £12 and only available via the Melodies for Clarence website. This CD by the band under the leadership of John Ward features the music of Eric Ball and guest soloist Kirsty Abbotts (Carlton Main Frickley) in the solo Clear … Read More
Bandmaster James Williams MBE Below are a selection of messages received from former bandsman and a wide range of people whose lives have been impacted and influenced by Bandmaster James Williams MBE. This Christian Gentleman had a huge influence on my life and certainly played a key role in encouraging two teenage Northern boys AKA Woody and Nobby (Rob Gill) when we … Read More
The family and the band have been deeply moved and humbled at the tributes that have been received from a wide and diverse range of people following the Promotion to Glory of Bandmaster James Williams on Friday. The funeral service is to be held in the Salvation Army hall in Churchbury Lane, Enfield at 2:00pm on Wednesday 5 July. Many … Read More
It is with deep sadness that the band announces that Bandmaster James Williams MBE passed away peacefully this afternoon. The funeral will be held in the afternoon of Wednesday 5 July and take place in Enfield SA Hall, Churchbury Lane, Enfield EN1 3HQ. James Williams joined the cornet section of the band (then Tottenham Citadel) in 1944, whilst serving with … Read More