Stalwarts - Is it a cornet thing?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by eanto, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. eanto

    eanto Member

    Thinkin' bout loyalty in top section banding - who can you say are stalwarts?

    Here's my effort;

    Brian Taylor - Faireys

    Mark Wilkinson - Fodens

    Andy Lord - Leyland

    Brian Tait - Reg Vardy

    All cornet players:eek:

    Anyone else?
  2. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    Colin Dye (Reg Vardy) baritone(unless you meant principals, of course)
  3. eanto

    eanto Member

    No, not just principals, any top section player, committed to one band, hence longevity!

    How long has Colin played with you?
  4. fireborn

    fireborn Member

    How long has John French (euph) been at Dyke?
  5. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    I'm not sure. More than 25 years I think. :clap:

    UPDATE:just looked at the website. He joined in 1973!:clap:
    And Bryan has been there since 1977. And on principal cornet since 1979. Well done lads.
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  6. eanto

    eanto Member

    Can't find it on his website but don't reckon it's the same sort of period i've in mind! Hope so though!
  7. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    I'll never again believe either of them when they tell me they're only 35!;)
  8. MickM

    MickM Member

    Not as long as Phil Goodwin (i think)!

    Ian Dust (Horn) Brighouse ........must be close to 30 years

    Leigh Baker (Baritone) Brighouse ........ 19/20 years
  9. eanto

    eanto Member

    Bryan and Colin from Reg Vardy (nee Ever Ready), surely fantastic and committed service. Quality players I'm sure in an area that maybe didn't have the geographical pull of West Yorkshire? Just a thought:rolleyes:
  10. MickM

    MickM Member

    Phil joined Dyke in 1985.......22 years, and previously at CWS Manchester for 14 years.
  11. eanto

    eanto Member

    I listened to Phil Goodwin, Black Dyke, last month, High Wycombe. Superb, the lot of 'em. Look stalwart up in the dictionery and I think it says Phil Goodwin (amongst others).
  12. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    I'm sure you have a very strong point there.

    The band was actually nee Craghead Colliery. The last Craghead Colliery stalwart (Jim Thompson) finally hung up his baritone last year,and was still on top form. They're made of stern stuff up here.;)

    As an aside, how many years did Derek Jackson do at Black Dyke? I know he's not there now, but he's still in the top flight.
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  13. eanto

    eanto Member

    I've been educated about Craghead Colliery cos a current band member used to play with them! He's currently plying his craft as a Southern softie!
  14. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    :tongue: :clap: Touche!
  15. MickM

    MickM Member

    It will also show you how to spell Dictionary!!! :biggrin:
  16. eanto

    eanto Member

    Very puredandick! :)
  17. Anonymous_user

    Anonymous_user New Member

    Derek Jackson did around 25 years at Dyke with a few short breaks, he is still playing brilliant at YBS Well done Jacko.

    Mike Walsh has been with YBS through all the King years and since on Baritone. He is now the longest serving member. Darran West was the longest until he stepped down at Christmas 2007 but he is still involved in administration. Well done to both Mike and Darran.
  18. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    Phil Goodwin, Dyke's current longest serving member.
  19. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    No, your right, Phil is the current longest serving member of Dyke.
  20. Chris Thomas

    Chris Thomas Member

    John Trotman (bass) joined his father & grandfather at Cory when he was 12, 70 years ago. Not ALL on bass; he was promoted to band librarian in the 70's

    We've also got another bassist (John Prosser) and cornettist (Phil Harris), both on 25.

    Ian Williams has been here for 18 years - all as principal cornet.

    So, our long-service scores are:

    Cornets - 43 years
    Basses - 95 years.

    I wonder what bands scores would be if you added up all the years service of all the players?

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