Rest in Peace Janet.

As every band knows our players come and go. Some move on to play with other bands whilst some stop playing altogether.

Boarshurst is no different.

One of the few exceptions to this is usually our band secretaries. And ours has been with us for many many years through thick and thin.

So it’s with a very heavy heart that we must say goodbye to our very own stalwart, Janet Payne, after she passed away peacefully last night following a battle with illness.

Janet was always a tour de force at Boarshurst. Many people knew her and, if you didn’t, you either knew of her or unfortunately missed out on meeting a brass band legend. Janet was always full of energy and was always on hand to help anyone that needed it. She was instrumental in getting children involved in brass banding and supported them throughout – many people are still playing to this very day as a result.

Janet will be immensely missed at Boarshurst. Our condolences go to her family at this sad time.

Rest in peace Mrs Boarshurst!