Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band are pleased to announce the signing of the talented cornet player Karen Varley who joins the band on the Principal cornet chair. Karen joins from Pleasley Band where she has spent 4 committed years with the band and enjoyed some great contest results. Commenting on Karen’s arrival the bands MD Ian Knapton said “it’s great to welcome Karen to the band she has really made a great impression in a short space of time. She has a fantastic sound and has really fitted in with her friendly approach. With this signing the band are at full strength and we are all looking forward to finding out the national finals piece on the 9th April and also we are looking forward to the challenges of promotion to the 1st section in 2015” Karen’s first official job is tonight Friday 28th March at a charity concert to raise money for the Huddersfield Marathon band and Sense. This concert is put on by one of the band’s percussion players Catherine Rogers who will be part of the marathon band in a few weeks.