The Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band is delighted to announce the signing of three new players and the return of an old friend. Strengthening the front row after helping the band out at The Doctor Martin’s Trust contest and Butlins Mineworkers championship 2012 is Jason Barlow, who joins the band having spent previous years at Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. Neal McNulty, an ex Imps player returns on repiano cornet from Mossley. Having played at Fairey in the past, he adds a wealth of experience to the cornet section. Also from Mossley comes Sue Howard on third cornet and son James on percussion who becomes the band’s youngest member at just 12 years old. Spokesperson for the band Jessica Martin said- ‘These signings have added to the strong foundations of the band and will most definitely be beneficial to our continuous quest to improve and achieve success in 2012’. The Band will also be holding an Open rehearsal on Thursday 1st March at 7.45pm in readiness for their performance at the Yorkshire Area. The rehearsal will take place at Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College on Storrs Hill Road, Ossett, Wakefield, WF5 0DG, where the band will rehearse and perform ‘Mountain Views’. Admission is free and all are welcome.