Rear Left to Right: Laurence (Steve) Race,
John Maddy, Norman Rigden?, Stan Glasspole, Bob Charters,
Aggy Weston (perc repair),
The inimitable Joe (Algie) Guest. Front: Bdmr Bill Bailey.
on Roy Nash
photo to see link.
Nash - Born and brought up in Bournemouth, when he was sixteen
he joined the Royal Marines School of Music, where he stayed
for six years, during which time he gained his L.R.A.M. in
conducting. He then spent a year at the Royal Academy of Music,
studying the trumpet under George Eskdale and taking a conducting
course, being awarded a Certificate of Merit for Orchestral
Conducting and the Musicians' Company bronze medal for harmony.
He was then promoted Bandmaster, and for three years was Director
of Music to the Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean, when he
conducted the Malta Choral Society. His career continued as
Director of Music to the Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth and
then Director of Music, Royal Marines School of Music, Deal.
Royston Nash was hired as the new Music Director and Conductor
of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, then Board of Trustees President
Robert Neese remarked, “we’ll be lucky if we keep
him five years.” Royston Nash was chosen over 150 other
applicants. “He was just that good,” recalls Neese.
He is even better today, and we are indeed, lucky. Twenty-five
extraordinary years later, Royston Nash is an icon of symphonic
music and he has shaped the Cape Symphony Orchestra into one
of the best and most respected in Massachusetts."