The Trust Awards of £500 and a Commemorative Certificate are made each year to outstanding brass musicians to assist their studies and training, as well as furthering their musical careers. The Trustees are David Read MBE, Dr. Robert Childs, James Scott, Keith Hollinshead, Elgar Howarth, Frank Hodges, and Martin Mortimer.
Born in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, Harry Mortimer was the son of the famous band conductor Fred Mortimer. Following relocation to Luton in 1913, Harry became Principal Cornet for the the Luton Red Cross Band and his father Conductor. In 1923 Luton band became the only southern ba