Don Lusher memory lives on

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In memory of Don Lusher, a fund has been established to provide musical training to disadvantaged young people. The Don Lusher Big Band conducted by Tony Fisher will be making a short series of special performances in aid of the new fund. Announced by Diana Lusher with the backing of the trombonist's family, the Don Lusher Memorial Fund will provide for instruments, equipment and hours of tuition for marginalized people, to build a better future through engagement with music.

Without his early involvement with The Salvation Army, it's quite possible that Don would never have learned to play the trombone. We have decided that the fund should rest with the Salvation Army, because of Don's early involvement and because they have tremendous experience over many years, both in working with disadvantaged young people, and in music performance and composition. Diana Lusher

Further details of the Don Lusher Memorial Fund and how to donate are at the end of Sheila Tracy's Don Lusher obituary. The special five-date tour of Don Lusher Big Band concerts in aid of the fund are as follows: London: Sunday 15 April 2007, 2.00pm, Cadogan Hall (near Sloane Square), Box Office 020 7730 4500 Leicester: Saturday 30 June 2007, 5.30pm, De Montfort Hall, Box Office 0116 2333111 Croydon: Saturday 14 July 2007, 8.00pm, Fairfield Halls, Box Office 020 86889291 Essex: Sunday 15 July 2007, TBA, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, Box Office 01702 351135 South coast: TBA The Don Lusher Big Band Conducted by Tony Fisher Presented by Sheila Tracy Guest singer Sheila Southern In aid of the Don Lusher Memorial Fund Music will be taken from the Don Lusher Big Band library and there will be a tribute to the Ted Heath Band in the second half of the performance.

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