Two new players for popular brass band
A POPULAR brass band has announced two new signings ahead of the forthcoming season.
Vernon Building Society Poynton brass band will be joined by a new principal cornet and trombone player for the array of contests.
James Yeadon will play principal cornet. He has just graduated from Manchester University where he studied trumpet.
James, who hails from north Yorkshire, also played soprano for the university’s Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, as well as the new music ensemble Vaganza.
Also joining is trombonist Gareth Brown, who is the brass tutor at the King’s School in Macclesfield and has played in several orchestras in the north west.
Band chairman Gary White said: “I’d like to welcome both players to the band. Both of them have so much to offer – not just in terms of playing.
“We are all looking forward to working with both players for a long time to come.”
James and Gareth follow hot on the heels of new members Helena Wardle on flugel horn and Darren Samuel on bass trombone.
He replaced longserving bass trombone player David Deacon who retired after being a member of the band more than 20 years.
Mr White added: “Everyone at Poynton would like to thank David for all his years service to the band.
“He has been a fantastic asset to the band who always gave 100 per cent and he will be missed.”
The band is gearing up for the concert season which starts with a gig at Formby Hall in Atherton on September 21, followed by an appearance at Springboard music festival in Poynton on September 27.
The band rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8.15–10.15pm at its own band room on Park Lane, Poynton.
The original Poynton Band first started in the early 1800s. The Vernon family connection started as early as 1832 when the band were bought new uniforms.
The Vernon Building Society became the Band’s sponsors in 1988 and more recently agreed to be the band’s official sponsors for another four years.
●● Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band