Lucien’s Christmas Farewell

Band’s popular Swiss cornet player, Lucien bids farewell as he returns to Switzerland after 4 years studying in Manchester and playing at Leyland

Lucien ‘Lulu’ Rey is returning home to Switzerland after 4 years studying in England and occupying numerous seats in Leyland Band from repiano cornet, flugel and latterly principal cornet.



Lulu has been a huge part of everything Leyland have achieved over that period of time, so it’s with great sadness we bid farewell to one of the most popular characters in the band.

Performing in his last concert with the band, Lulu took to his feet to play beautifully the seasonal favourite ‘Away in Manger’ before being presented with gifts from the band by chairman Iain McKnight. Amongst those gifts was a very personal solo arrangement of “The Swiss Boy” penned especially for Lulu by Gary Westwood.


Everyone connected with Leyland wish Lulu all the best for the future and look forward to seeing him again soon.