Chris Macklow steps down after leading the Abbey Brass for 34 years

September 29, 2010

Chris Macklow and Abbey Brass
Chris Macklow – the man in white – formed Abbey Brass over 34 years ago and has been its leader ever since. In that time, about 500 people, mostly children, have been taught to play. He recently stepped down from leading the Abbey Brass, but will continue playing for a local Oxford based swing band.

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  • 1. Colin Bartlett  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I went to Fitzharrys with their son Jeremy, (left 1980).

    Remember Chris and Jean, is it really that long??…..

    I have been in Abingdon since 1976 (14 at that time)….

  • 2. ian kilbey  |  June 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Chris – its been a while lol – I’ve ended up in N Wales – retired, married & am a grandfather – well we loved the blues & jazz way back then – still do! would love to hear from you & catch up on nearly 50 missing years – Ian (

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