Friary Brass Band is deeply saddened to announce that David Ruel passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on the morning of 22nd April, at the age of 68.
David had a lengthy association with Friary, as well as with many other local bands, most recently as conductor of the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band: he was a dedicated bandsman, both as a player and a conductor, and will be greatly missed.
At the request of his son Matthew, Friary played the hymn tune Ellers in David’s memory at rehearsal that evening, and also played at the Service of Thanksgiving for David. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
(Photo: Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band)