The Band are sad to report the death of one of it’s Clarinet players Tom Corbett who passed away last night. Tom, who was in his 80’s, was a dedicated musician and a true Gentleman who looked forward to travelling from Palmerstown to our Monday night rehearsals and got on so well with his fellow Band members of all ages. Tom’s whole life was built around music spending 30 years in the Garda Band and afterwards in St. James’s Band as well as Maynooth. In later years he was unable to take part in marching engagements but he was proud to don the St. Mary’s Band uniform, as the photo below shows, for concerts and recitals. The Officers, Committee and all of the Band members extend their sincere sympathies to Tom’s Wife and Family and we know that Michael and Mick Dempsey, Mick Murphy and John Curran among others are already putting out a seat for Tom to join them in carrying on the music tradition that they all loved so much up above.