Leyland honour Richard Evans for his 80th birthday

Belying the years, Richard Evans remains as energetic and charismatic as ever, and Leyland Band were delighted to be able to present him with special gift during a concert in Durham Town Hall

Richard Evans and Leyland Band have been indelibly linked for well over 30 years, and the relationship continues to go from strength to strength.

On the eve of the 2014 Brass in Concert Championships, Leyland and Richard were guests of the Durham University Brass Band in a special Gala Concert in the historic Durham Town Hall. Following a day of workshops with the university band, involving Leyland Band tutors Ben Thomas, John Doyle, Chris Doran and Mark Harrison inspirationally lead by Richard, the concert provided a fitting occasion to honour Richard’s birthday.


In recognition of his 80th birthday, Leyland Band Chairman Iain McKnight presented Richard with a unique hand sculptured gift designed and made by Jim Doran.






Richard was visibly moved by the occasion and all at Leyland wish him every happiness and more years of wonderful music making.