Brian Taylor makes history at the British Open
The 2014 British Open will see the great Brian Taylor make a piece of personal banding history when he makes his 43rd appearance at the British Open with Fairey Band.

The legendary Fairey cornet player Brian Taylor, will compete in his 43rd Open Championship later this year, in what is believed to be a record in the modern post war Open era. In 2012, he beat former Fairey soprano player and great friend, Alan Wycherley's record of 40 appearances at the contest.

Regarded as one of the finest cornet players of his generation, Brian has become 'Mr Fairey', and has enjoyed an amazing record at the contest�being principal cornet on four victories.

Chairman, Martin Gernon commented, "Brian's achievement is a fantastic testament to one of the great cornet players of modern banding. The fact that all 42 appearances so far have been with Fairey is a measure of the immense loyalty and commitment to the band, the likes of which will never be known again."

He added: "He is not only a legend, but the humblest, most gracious guy you could ever meet, and we are sure the whole of the banding movement will pay tribute to him as he takes to the stage once again in the famous Fairey Band colours. He has also told us that he is determined to make it 50 not out too!"

The contest will also see Fairey notch up a record 72nd consecutive appearance at the Open, with high hopes of adding to their formidable record of 16 wins.
24 Feb 2014 by Brass Band Summer School

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