Life Members

Three Life membersThe orchestra has three life members who are pictured here at the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the orchestra in April 2008. They are (left to right) Ellis and Noreen Goodyear, and Stuart Douglas.


Ellis Goodyear

Ellis (clarinet) joined the orchestra in 1979 when Graham Lilley was conductor. He continued to play for 25 years. When the orchestra committee was set up in the early 1990s to lower the administrative burden off the conductor, Ellis was a founding member and treasurer. His contributions until his retirement in 2004 were very much apppreciated.

Noreen Goodyear

Noreen assisted with the smooth running of the orchestra for many years, as front-of-house during concerts, and other behind the scenes contributions.

Stuart Douglas

Stuart DouglasStuart was awarded Life Membership in 2008 for a decade of contributions, much of it as our conductor. Even on retiring from permanent conducting, he has continued to help with arranging and transposing parts, and as backup conductor.