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FRIENDS OF THE BAND

“Many congratulations to the Jaguar Land Rover Band and Dave Lea on reaching these most notable milestones. Your musicianship, dedication and commitment are examples to us all. “

Philip Biggs – Editor, - The Brass Herald 

 

"It is with a great deal of respect I offer my sincere best wishes to the band and my very good friend Dave Lea on this rather special tribute to both parties. Dave, to me, has always been one of the movement's gentlemen, someone who can be relied upon to be truthful and honest as well as a very good band trainer! All best wishes for the success of this venture."

Richard Evans, Conductor - UK

 

"It is my privilege and honour to offer congratulations to both the Jaguar Land Rover Bands 70th Anniversary year and to their outstanding conductor and my very good friend and colleague, Dave Lea on his 25 years of service. Thank you for your generous contribution to the world of brass banding and particularly for your mentorship and support to brass banding in the United States. Here’s to many more years."

Michael J. Garasi, Conductor – USA

 

“It is a pleasure to pass on my congratulations and good wishes to both the band and Dave during this year of celebrations. I look forward to following the band to even more successful times in the years ahead.”

Russell Gray, Conductor – UK

 

“BBCF is delighted to add our congratulations and best wishes to the Jaguar Land Rover Band and to Dave Lea for this year of celebrations. Upon hearing the band for the first time, it was very apparent that these guys are a class act and Dave is a true master at his craft.”

Dee McAfee, President - Brass Band of Central Florida USA

 

It was through The Jaguar Brass Band and Dave Lea that I came to fully appreciate the fellowship of “Banding”. Many thanks to Dave and the band for their friendship and professional camaraderie over the years from across the pond. Here’s to many more years of great music making! Congratulations!

 

Rick Mizell, Senior Music Producer, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - USA

 

“My sincere congratulations and admiration to an excellent team celebrating 25 years of loyalty to each other. Dave Lea is an exceptional person and musician who has successfully steered the band through the sections to become a leading band nationally. I hope the next 25 years are even more successful for you all!”

Alan Morrison, Conductor - UK

 

"I am deeply honoured to be able to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to the Jaguar/Land Rover Band, and my friend and mentor Dave Lea, in this year of celebrations. The band and its conductor are the epitome of class, professionalism, and musicianship of the highest calibre. Best wishes from the Brass Band of Central Florida. None are more deserving of every success!"

Chad Shoopman, Music Director - Brass Band of Central Florida

 

“It gives me a great deal of pleasure to congratulate Dave Lea and Jaguar Land Rover Band on this milestone achievement. It is a privilege to count Dave and the members of the band as good friends and I have been delighted to witness their wonderful progress over the years. I look forward to witnessing even greater successes in the future.”

Dr Keith M Wilkinson, Conductor - USA

Band Patrons: - Stuart Linnell MBE - TV & Radio Presenter, Les Ratcliffe - Jaguar Land Rover, Muff Murfin - Murfin International Music