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Our Patron


Photograph, courtesy of James Bird and The Tavistock Times Gazette, shows Steve Gray (chairman), Angela Rippon and Jon Benzie in 2002.

Angela Rippon CBE

Angela Rippon, who was born in Devon, became the second Patron of Stannary Brass Band in 2001. The career of this award winning journalist has embraced an impressive variety of programmes on both radio and television for both Commercial and BBC stations in Britain, America and Australia. Highlights also include:

1996 Royal Television Society  Hall of Fame.

2002  European Woman of Achievement.

2004 she was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to Broadcasting, Charity and the Arts.

2017 CBE awarded for services to dementia care in her role as development lead with Dementia Friendly Communities.

Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward, O.B.E., was the band's first patron from it's inception in 1995 up until 2001. A resident of Cornwall he was a renowned television actor receiving a Golden Globe award in 1987. His love of music was reflected in his fine tenor voice and he made numerous recordings and a number of  appearances on the BBC programme The Good Old Days,

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