There are more new players around the stand at Vernon Building Society. Former Rainford and Pemberton Old players Nichola Gates and Dave Houghton join on solo cornet and Bb bass respectively. Whilst Ian Drayton comes in on bass trombone replacing Darren Samuel who's last appearance with the band will be at the Spring Festival. Ian brings with him a wealth of experience having previously played with Leyland, Hammonds and more recently Hepworth. Thanks to Darren for all of the work he has put in with the band since he has been a member, and a big welcome to our new players!