It is with immense shock and extreme sadness that we learned of the sudden and untimely death of our esteemed member Mark Bingham early Thursday morning March 9th, 2023. Mark wasn’t just one of our solo cornet players, but he was also a very fine arranger for us, teacher/mentor to many and close friend to all in the band plus a constant source of ideas/advice from his wealth of experience on all things relating to brass bands. More importantly Mark was also half of one of our husband-and-wife Dream Teams with Jacklin, our Soprano Cornet player, who has lost the love of her life.
On behalf of the entire Third Carrick family, we extend our deepest sympathy to Jacklin, Anna and Sarah and the entire Bingham family circle and we can assure them of our love and support throughout the difficult times ahead. Such an exceptional musician and wonderful human being, taken way too soon! Rest in Peace Bingy.
Funeral details below and we hope to open our Band Room (at 70, Woodburn Rd, Carrickfergus, BT38 8PS) throughout the week for refreshments and enable everyone to pay their respects to Jacklin and reminisce about better times.
Thank you to everyone for their comments and support at this very difficult time, the band have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of tributes and condolences.
We will open our Band Room (at 70 Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 8PS) on Wednesday 15th March from 6:30pm for refreshments and to reminisce about better times. Please let someone from the band know if you plan to come along. Thank you again for your kind thoughts.