Early Success for New Besses MD

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by MattB, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. MattB

    MattB Member

    Besses O’Th’ Barn Band are please to announce their new resident Musical Director, James Holt. Just weeks into his appointment, James led the band to victory in his first contest outing at the NWCBBA Contest, held recently at Fleetwood's Marine Hall.

    James had been a player with the band for a number of years, serving as a baritone player in the main, but making cameo appearances on front row, kit, solo euphonium and solo trombone! Obviously a talented instrumentalist, James has a proven track record of success with Besses Boys’ Band and brings a strong focus on accuracy, musicality and hard graft to rehearsals.

    On moving to the front of the band, James has vacated his long-held position of Band Sergeant; shifting his focus from polished shoes and stage discipline to clean articulation and polished performances!

    Chair of the band, Matt Bailey said, “James has been a part of the Besses family for some years now, through good times and bad. His emergence as a talented and successful conductor made him the logical choice when our MD position became vacant. All of us at Besses are looking forward to working with him, despite the excellent start that we now all have to live up to!”

    For more info contact Matt on 07500 667799