Lyndon Baglin honoured by The Queen

Legendary euphoniumist Lyndon Baglin has awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for Services to Brass Band Music, in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. 

Born into a brass banding family in Berry Hill in Gloucestershire in 1937 his impressive career began aged 15 at Lydbrook Band where he was the solo euphonium player for 8 years.  He was tempted away to CSW Manchester by the great Alex Mortimer, becoming the Champion Soloist of Great Britain that same year. He also enjoyed times with Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick and Fairey, contributing significantly to the bands’ success.

In 1970 he was awarded the Insignia of Honour at the Royal Albert Hall and became an integral part of the emergence of the Stanshawe Band whom he played for with great distinction for over twenty years, including their triumphant performance of ‘Le Roi d’Ys’ at the 1990 British Open.

Congratulations to a legend and pioneer of the instrument on this well deserved honour.

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