Enderby Band Appoint New Principal Cornet The Enderby Band are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Principal Cornet player in time for the upcoming contests at Leicester and Leamington, where the band will be competing in both the 1st and Open sections. Ian Dickman is of undoubted pedigree having played for a number of the UK’s top bands, including Fodens, Leyland and Desford. The band welcomes him at an important time in their development. This acquisition has meant that Joe Clarbour (current Principal Cornet) has agreed to move onto the vacant Flugel seat. Joe’s playing ability and leadership will be of great benefit to the middle of the band, and further improves the overall quality of the band. Musical Director, Huw Thomas comments, “Ian’s ability as a Principal Cornet is well proven, and it’s great to see him join the team. I would publicly like to thank Joe for his superb leadership of the Cornet section, and express further thanks at his professionalism in having the bands’ development at heart in accommodating Ian. This is a fine example for all to follow.” The final Solo Cornet position has now been filled by Elaine Dickman (Ian’s wife), who has played in Soprano, Flugel and Cornet seats with a number of local bands, but most recently as the Flugel player at Ibstock Building Products Band. This follows the departure of Nick Smith to university in Birmingham. Huw goes on to say, “We welcome Elaine to the front row, and I personally look forward to moulding a great Cornet section over the coming months in time for the immediate upcoming contests and beyond. Nick has been a great stalwart for the band over the period he was with us, and we thank him very much for his hard work and dedication.” Following the Leicester and Leamington contests, the band will be performing throughout Christmas at various locations (check website for details), and be focused on the Butlins and Midlands Area contests in early 2007. Finally, hot on the heels of the bands recent sell out success in the production of Brassed Off, the band played at Enderby Church on Saturday 30th September to a capacity audience. The concert was themed as a Brassed Off concert, with the second half consisting of music, narration and sketches from the production. Thanks to John Bird a.k.a Danny for his narrative and acting participation and we look forward to working with him on other projects.