by St Paul's Collegiate School

We farewelled Ian Parsons

It was with a heavy heart we farewelled former staff member, Ian Parsons at a funeral held in Cambridge on 18 January 2021.

Ian joined St Paul's in 2011 as an itinerant teacher and in 2013 took on a portfolio of teaching responsibilities including Year 10 music, assisting the Year 9 band programme, and enthusiastically directing a number of music groups such as the St Paul's Big Band, Trad Jazz Band, Saxophone Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble.

Ian was an exceptionally talented saxophonist, bassoonist and clarinet player who set high standards for our school musicians and left a musical legacy that we still cherish today.

A year ago, Ian was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, which he fought with courage and determination. We pray for Ian's family and devoted wife Penny at this time.