My first thread, Clever me

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by waynefiler, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. waynefiler

    waynefiler Member

    Hello to all TMPers

    I'm Wayne and I'm a cornet player in the Army, currently with The Normandy Band of the Queens Division in sunny Catterick North Yorkshire, but spend quite a bit of time playing for various groups around the area.

    I'm also playing for Barnard Castle Brass Band, on top cornet (dizzying heights) after a while finding my way around the band, Rep to Horn back to rep to sop to euph to 3rd man down and finally to principal. All this in 3 years!

    I've always loved playing music so I decided to join the Army where else can a normal blower get paid for playing music without really going to a music college? I've been in 7 years now and loving it. In the past few years i've toured Norway, Cyprus, Europe, Canada and Iraq. I've also played for the Royals more times than I can mention, played with the Halle Orchestra, the Scottish National Operaand also shared a stage with Pavarotti, Westlife, Jamie Cullum, The Miami Sound Machine and The Osmonds.

    Any questions, comments or other stuff please get in touch
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    That must have been quite a concert :shock: ;) :D

    Good to have you on board, Wayne - you'll find there's quite a few past and present forces folk around, and we'll look forward to reading your other posts in the future :hi
  3. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Wayne, meet Peter - one of our resident 'comedians'! ;)
  4. waynefiler

    waynefiler Member

    I was part of the cast on the Royal Variety Performance 2003. I was quite an experience walking down the corridor and passing the likes of Cat Deeley ( It also got a kiss on the cheek from her :rolleyes: )