Leslie started playing brass at age 64 after throat cancer destroyed hobby of choral singing. He has played with: Bratton Silver band in two national finals in Dundee and Harrogate. Midsomer Norton and Radstock Silver Band. That was a wonderful experience with their close association with the Sykes family. Shaftesbury Town band and Wilton RBL. In All of these bands he played 2nd Baritone but started playing horn at Wilton occasionally. For physical reasons, he now plays horn but the baritone will always be his favourite instrument. Les moved from Wiltshire to Kent a couple of years ago and thinks that... "At the age of 85, I might be the father of the band".