The Friends of the Wizard and Typhoon would like to sincerely thank a few people, for their generous assistance, support and encouragement:
- Mr Eric Stanley Tomkins – (T E Bulch’s grandson) – For ongoing information and photographs about his grandfather as well as having generously shared his family history research on Thomas Bulch – which incidentally can be accessed at Shildon branch of Durham County Library.
- Robert Wray – For sharing his notes and letters from his original research into George Allan, which began in the 1980s, which included a lovely photograph and some personal memories from Mrs Dorothy Allan (George’s granddaughter, alas now deceased).
- Robert Pattie – of the City of Ballarat Brass Band in Australia, for kindly sharing some of his notes from his research into Bulch’s Model Band and, of course, into Thomas E Bulch.
- Chris Ducardus – of the City of Ballarat Brass Band, for sharing part of the band’s collection of sheet music from the works of T. E. Bulch.
- Sarah Woodward – of the Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band for generous help in sharing “Belmont” with us.
- Elaine Wilkins – of Stamford Brass Band for the kind assistance in rifling through the band library to find what has been something of a ‘Holy Grail’ for us in the form of what is understood to be Thomas E Bulch’s first published march ‘The Typhoon’.
- Sharon Poole and Felling Brass Band – for agreeing to be the first band of The Wizard and The Typhoon for our initial workshop and concert at Ushaw College on 4 August 2018.
- Richard Evans – for his support and highly respected expertise in our first Wizard and Typhoon workshop and concert.
- Archie MacKay – and the Shildon Town Crier – for their support.
- Udo Amm – Of the Brandstetter publishing company, Germany.
- Steve Goodwin and Cockerton Prize Silver Band for allowing access to view their library
- Dr John Whiteoak for providing a copy of the catalogue to the Arthur Sterling Collection which has helped validate many Bulch titles
- Craig Rodway and Spennymoor Town Band for their kind support
- Ros Ashley and Leanne Diessel of Riverina Concert Band
- Ken Irvin of Ashbourne Town Band for the .mp3 of “Ashbourne”
- David & Catherine Keefe of Oakleigh Brass, Australia for details of pieces unknown to us, information to date some Tom Bulch pieces and a copy of “Chiselhurst”
In addition, here are a few links to sites we have discovered that may be useful:
- Brass Band Results – a useful online catalogue of the people, bands, contests and music involved in contesting over the history of the brass movement
- BandBlastsFromThePast – a well-researched blog exploring aspects of the brass movement ‘down under’