Two new play­ers for pop­u­lar brass band

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

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

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