The Freckleton Band is delighted to welcome 2 new members to the fold, and keep our hands on one we thought we’d lost! The band would like to welcome Rebecca Chrimes (cornet) and Jayne Troyne (horn) to its ranks. Rebecca (Bek) is a former pupil of Ian Porthouse, and has played at Rochdale Youth Band and Pennine Band before now. She is currently studying Music at Lancaster University and brings excellent experience and skills to the band’s front row. Jayne is returning to banding and was last active at Nelson Brass. From a musical family (3 tenor horn players and a trombonist in the household!) we are delighted to fill a long running vacancy in our horn section. Richard Carradus, who was leaving the band to go to University, has changed his destination (from Cardiff to Huddersfield!) and so is happily staying with the band but now on 2nd man down, leaving Vicky Byrne on Flugel. With the recent signings and changes before the Summer break, the band is now happy to announce no vacancies and looks forward to the year ahead with a strengthened team of dedicated players. The Freckleton Band is working hard towards 2 CD recordings with B+H Sound in a couple of weeks, and the annual Fleetwood Contest in October. A Christmas CD is being Recorded, but also a CD with many new or unrecorded original works and arrangements, including the title track, the World Premiere of “In the Search for Atlantis” from the bands solo horn player, Ben Tubb. With 3 band members also having October Weddings it’s a busy time! We wish Shelley Goodinson (and Colin Doran, a former member) all the best for October 6th, and Alex Thomas and Sarah Hindley the same for October 13th. Andy Cattanach, Chairman, Freckleton Band.