Tribute to James Scott

Published: January 25, 2021

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) have expressed their sympathy on the death of Honorary Member Mr James Scott. James (Jim) was well known both as an excellent cornet player and conductor and of course an expert adjudicator.

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators acknowledge the excellent and loyal service Jim gave to brass bands but also to the adjudicating profession. David Read MBE and honorary president paid the following tribute.

“It was with great sadness that we heard that James Scott had passed away at the age of 95. Known to most of us as “Jim” he was an icon in the Brass Band World.

He had been a first-class cornet player and a brilliant soloist with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and later with the Munn and Felton’s Band before turning to conducting, firstly as the Director of Music and with great success to the newly formed Cammell Laird Band and later with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band with whom he won the Championship of Great Britain.”

David V Read MBE

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