What great news we had early on Saturday morning (9th June) hearing that our friend and colleague Lyndon Baglin has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Lyndon has been one of the world’s finest Euphonium players for over 50 years, playing for many of the country’s top brass bands including Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick, Cory, Fairey and Sun Life Stanshawe.
But we mustn’t forget of course that he started his playing career in Lydbrook Band and following his travels, mostly because of work commitments, he is back with us again helping out when required at concerts and contests.
Also, it was Lyndon who, when conducting the band from 1979 to 1988, inspired and encouraged us to rise from the third section to the Championship Section band that we are today.
Behind every good man as they say is a good woman and Valerie, Lyndon’s wife, is no exception. She has supported him through all the years without hesitation.
Lyndon’s children, Stuart (who plays for Foden’s Band) and Sarah are very proud of their dad’s achievements I’m sure.
So, on behalf of Lydbrook Band, congratulations to Lyndon on being recognised in this very special way for his services to brass bands.