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Ken Taken - Life President

Ken Taken - Second HornKen was the band's chairman, a position he held for 17 years over two periods. He recently retired from this position and is now the band's Life President. His senior banding started in 1968 with the Shaftesbury Crusade (Bristol) band, qualifying for 3 successive Championship section National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall and winning 4th prize in 1970. He then spent 9 years with the City of Coventry band playing regularly at the British Open Championship and other National contests. At this time Ken enjoyed a spell of playing with the famous Harry Mortimer's Men O'Brass and All Star Brass. This was then followed by 2 years with Morris Motors band, then conducted by Harry Mortimer, before joing BCB in 1982. Although he has retired from regular playing he attends the band's concerts with his wife Zara, and comes along to rehearsals to see how we are doing!