In Memoriam: Philip Biggs

ITG has learned of the passing of Philip Biggs, respected publisher, performer, and promoter.

Biggs grew up in the British Brass Band tradition and performed with English brass bands for over 30 years, including the Cambridge Cooperative Band.

In 1989 he teamed up with Richard Franklin to create the All England Masters Championship, which attracted the best bands and resulted in the commission of a number of new works.

In 1996, he became the London Symphony Orchestra's Event Manager for the 1997 European Brass Band Championships.

In 2003, he founded The Brass Herald, a popular magazine that achieved nearly 80 editions.

Biggs passed away on September 11, 2019, following a battle against cancer.

ITG welcomes stories, photos, and other materials commemorating Biggs's life.

(Sources: Neville Young, 4Barsrest)

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