Brighouse and Rastrick Band welcome 4 new players

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by cbridge, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. cbridge

    cbridge Member

    Brighouse and Rastrick Band are pleased to welcome four new players to the band; Sam Fisher (Solo Cornet), Stephen Peacock (2nd Cornet), Colin Brook (3rd Cornet) and Cyril Perrenoud on 2nd Euphonium.

    Sam returns for his second spell with the band after leaving in 2006 to join Grimethorpe. He previously played 3rd cornet progressing to Repiano then Flugel. He will rejoin the band on 4th man.

    Two more former Grimethorpe men are also new additions, Colin Brook joins to add his great experience to the back row and Stephen Peacock switches from Horn back to Cornet. On 2nd Euphonium, Cyril Perrenoud is originally from Switzerland, but currently a postgraduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

    Speaking of these appointments, Musical Director Alan Morrison said ‘I am delighted to welcome three old friends to the band and also a great new talent in Cyril. All these signings will add strength in depth to an already strong team.

    Sam Fisher returns to the band on the front row after a short spell with Grimethorpe and it will be good to see him donning the purple and gold once again. A former flugel player with the band, he is a welcome and popular choice to return. Steve and Colin join on the back row, players of immense experience and both part of Grimethorpe`s successful team of the last 10 years.

    Cyril is new to brass banding having mainly played in concert bands and has impressed myself and Solo Euphonium Michael Howley during the last few rehearsals and we think he will be somebody to look out for.

    To have acquired such talent and experience is a huge boost for the band ahead of the Area Contest and all four players will provide a new dimension for the band as a whole. I hope their stay with the band will be long and successful.’

    The new line-up can be seen together for the first time on stage as the band accompany the eight hugely talented semi-finalists of the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Musician of the Year next Sunday evening (4th February) at the BBC in Manchester.

    John Ingman
    Publicity Officer
    Brighouse and Rastrick Band
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