Thought it about time I introduced myself on here after being a member for some time and a "guest" for a lot longer. Come from a family who have been in banding for years. Family name is Beniston and many were members in the old Snibston Band which later became William Davis (yes, I am going back a bit!). Started playing the cornet several years ago in Amington Band. Played for Gresley and Newhall and then played for Ibstock Building Products for about 20 years, most of it on flugel. Had a year with Unity Brass before joining Gresley Colliery on 3rd man down in 2005. Was very proud to be the flugel player of the winning performance in the 1st section at the 2007 area in Burton on Trent. Am now back on cornet, playing rep. When I am not at band I am looking after my three lovely children.