Monthly Archives: July 2011
The President, Executive and members of the Victorian Bands’ League have been saddened to hear of the death of Cornish musician, composer & teacher Goff Richards, who has passed away after a long illness.
Many VBL members will remember Goff from his visit to Melbourne in April 1998 as the Chief Adjudicator at the Australian National Band Championships organised by the VBL, and held at Monash University. Ian Douglas was VBL President at the time, and Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Championships. He remembers Goff as a truly gracious gentleman, to whom nothing was too much trouble, and who encouraged all the competitors in their banding endeavours. Victorian Bands will have played many of his beautiful band arrangements, and will have appreciated his skill as an arranger. Continue reading