Rainford Band would like to welcome three new players to the band prior to the NW area contest in a months time. Joining on repiano cornet is former Kirkintilloch and Besses O'th Barn soprano corner player Julie Gemmell. Joining on second euphonium is Ian Scotson, who joins from the Haydock Band. Finally the band would like to welcome Danny Sinclair to the band who joins from Black Dyke on Bb bass. Commenting on the arrivals to 4br band chairman Paul Rigby could not hide his delight: I can't sum up in words how pleased I am to welcome the new players to the band. I am thrilled that our band is in this great position of attracting players of this calibre! On the 16th of February at 19.30 the band will be hosting an area test piece preview evening at Warrington Salvation Army Citadel on Academy Street. Featured bands are as follows: Championship Section: Pemberton Old Wigan DW Band. First Section: Rainford Second Section: Greenalls Third Section: Old Hall Brass Fourth Section: Parr Entrance is free, however donations of £1 are suggested to assist with the hire of the hall.