New Players & New CD

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by eymsbrassband, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. eymsbrassband

    eymsbrassband Member

    The East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band, is pleased to announce the signing of two new players, to fill two of the three empty chairs in the Band. On 3rd Cornet, the Band welcomes back Simon Blow, a Grimsby based sports reporter. Simon played for the Band until the 2005 Grand Shield, when he decided to take some time out of banding to catch his breath. He has now decided the time is right to recommence playing, and will feature in the band's lineup for the fortchcoming Pontin's contest.

    Also signing is Erin McVittie. Erin, a Canadian, was spending some time travelling around the world, when she obtained a brass peripatetic teaching post in Kingston Upon Hull. Although primarily a French Horn player, Erin played the Baritione whilst at university in SasKatchewan, and after hearing the Band in a recent concert was only too pleased to be offered the chance to resume her banding career on 2nd Baritone. Erin takes over this position from Jo Lenthall, who recently left the Band to take up a position at Oxford University.

    Recently released is the Band's first CD under the direction of MD Jim Davies. The title track 'The Deep' is a specially commissioned suite by the Band, to celebrate the opening of the world's first submarium in Hull. In three movements, by Bram Wiggins, this piece although initially intended as a concert piece, has been used as both a set and own choice test piece. Three soloists feature on the disc, Steve Rudhall (Principal Cornet) performs Dr Bob Childs's arrangement of Napoli. Liz Grosvenor plays James Curnow's Rhapsody for Euphonium and Brass Band, whilst Mark Unsworth features on trombone, in Alan Fernie's arangement of the Sinatra standard In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning. Music for the traditionalist is covered by the incluson of the march Honest Toil, the overture Ruy Blas, and the hymn tune Nicaea in a wonderful arrangement by William Himes. Completing the disc are, Somewhere Out There, Russian Sailors Dance, Paddy's Wake, A Klezmer Karnival, and Valero.

    The Band have also recently recorded a second CD under the baton of Jim Davies, this time aimed at the Christmas period. All being well this will be released at the beginning of December.

    The Band would also like to wish Pete Arden (BBb Bass) a speedy recovery and return to the Band. Pete has recently been released from Hospital, but has been told to refrain from playing for the immediate future. His place for Pontin's has been taken by Tim Atkinson, a former member of the Band until his relocation with work to Skipton.

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