Members of Taverham Band have once again been celebrating a birthday milestone of one of its members when cornet player Paul Mundy marked his 80th birthday in August 2009. Paul, who joined the Band in 1991 upon retirement from teaching, joins fellow octogenarian Peter Almond who recently turned 81 as the ‘senior’ members of the Band which has an age span of 70 years.
Paul, whose career as a piano and music teacher in Berkshire spanned 35 years , took up the trumpet and joined in with the school jazz band. His main interest however is singing and was heavily influenced by his parent’s interest in the music of Gilbert & Sullivan, with many of Paul’s school productions being based on their music.
When Paul moved to Taverham he continued his relatively new interest in brass by taking up the cornet with the Taverham Band and as well as being a musician, Paul also undertook roles as Chairman and Treasurer of the Band and is also a Vice-President.
Paul Mundy 1929—2010
It is with great sadness we learned that friend and Band colleague Paul Mundy passed away in December 2010, after a short illness, at the age of 81. Paul had served with the Band since 1991 following his retirement from teaching music and during that time was a member of the cornet section as well as holding the roles of Chairman, Treasurer and Vice President. The Band played an enormous part in Paul’s life with music , Christmas and the associated fun being very important to him.