New Soprano at Black Dyke

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Jules Cornet, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Jules Cornet

    Jules Cornet Member

    4 Bars rest have announced the departure of Michelle Ibbotson as Soprano Cornet at Black Dyke after a 5 year tenure with the band.

    Who do you think they will look to for a replacement, and who are the best soprano players around at the moment?

    Jules Cornet
  2. Jules Cornet

    Jules Cornet Member

    The 6 minute delay caused either by the speed of my typing, or the time delay here in Peterborough!
  3. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Kevin Crockford -- again?
  4. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Brian....I thought the C.I.A. took all your listening devices and bugs off you....blimey either that or you got an inside contact....
    but I think you are right.. :wink:
  5. Ross Berry

    Ross Berry Member

    How about Jonathan Cory?
  6. Humphrey

    Humphrey Member

    I would be most surprised if this were the case! :shock:
  7. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    They can't have the best he already plays for YBS :wink:
    But in saying that they have next best with Alex so can't be a bad thing.
  8. NAS

    NAS Member

    Mr Crockford... He's sheer class. Played at Faireys with him, and I was always impressed each time he played something! I would love to see him back at Dyke because its such a waste for him not to play with anyone :!: :!: :!: :!:
  9. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    Interesting debate. The messy way in which Kevin Crockford left Dyke in the first place might have left some scar tissue.

    I would just like to add some comment on the superb job that Michelle has done over the past five years. As recall she was a relatively unknown quantity (completely unknown outside the UK) when she went to Dyke. I was fortunate to here her and meet her when Dyke came to Toronto a few years ago; then on two other occasions at RAH and at Nottingham last year. Those experiences, coupled with some excellent CD's proved to me what a quality player she is.

    Thanks Michelle and good luck in the future.
  10. jambo

    jambo Member

    Not Crockford for sure but best of luck to the ever rising star that will fill the seat :wink: and I believe our star tmp'er Kerwintootle is going to help them out too...Its a long way to Queensbury from New Zealand Alex...hope your not late :shock: :wink:
  11. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Agreed. I had the pleasure of sitting in front of Michelle a number of times at Rothwell and IMHO she's up there with the very best.

  12. I agree she was an absalute star of a player. I really thought she fitted in with the Dyke cornet section superbly, i hope she can continue her success for the future with maybe a solo career? Anyway, I'm sure Mr Childs will choose who ever he thinks will be suitable for the job. It'll be very interesting to hear dyke at the Nationals this year.

  13. Ross Berry

    Ross Berry Member

    Any news on Michelle's future plans?
  14. by the way... why did they get rid of Michelle? :roll: did she just want to take her career further or is there more details, anyone know :?:
  15. drummerboy

    drummerboy Member

    I wouldn't want to speculate. And you can't get much higher banding wise than Black Dyke to be honest.
  16. grandfilth

    grandfilth Member

    i know who it is!!!!
  17. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    The sop player from Tredegar Band moving to Dyke maybe?
  18. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    I was told who it was the other night....have no opinion really....very boring aren't I :?: :!:
  19. grandfilth

    grandfilth Member

    I think they'll do a brilliant job, nerves of steel
  20. DRG

    DRG Member

    It's common knowledge in Yorkshire who's got the job, a great forward thinking choice by Dyke, they've probably secured the services of the next soprano superstar just at the right time.

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