Flowers Band Appoint New Musical Director.

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by weenie, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. weenie

    weenie Member

    In the words of the famous Bob Dylan hit, the times they are a-changing and this is most certainly the case for the Flowers Band of Gloucester.

    In the last few months the Flowers Band has seen the departure of it's musical director Philip Harper, a change of name from PolySteel back to its original identity of Flowers and a move to a new band room. All that, plus some action in the personnel department too!

    With the departure of Philip Harper, the band moved quick to secure the services of former Brighouse MD David Hirst. David was booked to lead the band at this year's British Open where they gained a credible place and has since been offered the roll of musical director with immediate effect. The band's Lee Downie explains; "David has been a breath of fresh air since his arrival and has revitalised the confidence in the players which was shown at this year's British Open. We welcome David to Flowers and hope he has a highly enjoyable time with the band. Our thanks must also go to Philip Harper who over the last seven year's has helped make the band what it is today".

    Lee added; "With the band's name reverting back to Flowers will come a new look website which will be up and running very soon. There will be a exciting new look and feel to it which seems to match the mood of the band of late".

    In the players department, former Parc & Dare soprano cornet Paul Eddy has recently joined the band taking on the roll from Spencer O'Leary, who has left due to increasing demands in his own business projects. The band are also sad to see the departure of it's long standing second cornet player Derek Cotterill who has decided to leave due to increasing work demands and trombone Gareth Robinson, who has crossed the Severn Bridge to join Welsh rivals Tredegar Town. The band would like to thank both Derek, Spencer and Gareth for their contribution to the band.

    The band's youth band, which was formed only in March of this year, are going from strength to strength and will from now on be known as the 'Flowers Youth Band'. The youth band's musical director Tom Davoren stated; "The youngsters are very proud to be taking on the 'Flowers' mantle and are looking forward to their forthcoming engagements under their new name. We are still looking for some more players to join the ranks though and would be delighted to hear from any aspiring young people who would like to hook up with this exciting new band".

    Any players interested in joining the Flowers Youth Band can contact Tom Davoren at:
  2. sop 1

    sop 1 Member

    south wales
    C'MON THE FLOWERS! (sorry but im a little biast) :D
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