The members of GCB and the community band were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and band president Tom Paton on the 4th of December. Tom was a member of the band for over fifty years and was respected and admired by all who had the pleasure of playing alongside him over the years. He first learned to play the trombone in his native Elgin and honed his skills in the RAF during national service. He moved to Aberdeen in 1966 and shortly thereafter resumed his banding.
Tom will be greatly missed by everyone connected with GCB. Tom’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 12th December at 1pm in Cults Parish Church.