Drighlington Band are delighted to announce the appointment of John Roberts as their new Musical Director. John joins us after a successful 2 years as Resident Musical Director at the Reg Vardy Band.
Chairwoman, Cat Chadwick, said "we are thrilled to have John on board, and are really excited to be beginning a new chapter. We look forward to working with him."
The band have a busy winter season ahead, and will be competing at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship in January, hoping to emulate their success after winning the title in 2013.
Drighlington band are pleased to announce the arrival of two new players to add to their ranks.
Janice Davison has been appointed to the Solo Horn position & Matt Hoyle has been appointed on Eb Bass.
Janice moved to Yorkshire 5 years ago after spending over 20 years in Berkshire. She has previously played Flugel horn at Elland Silver before moving to Lindley band on Solo horn. She is still involved at Elland with their training band.
Matt Hoyle has been appointed on Eb Bass. Matt is originally from Holmfirth & began his playing career with the Honley band. He then spent time with Hade Edge where he moved from tenor horn onto Eb Bass. During his University days he played withYork Railway Institute & following graduation, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass. He is now working as a teacher.
Drighlington band are pleased to welcome both Janice & Matt to the band. Both players made their debuts playing at the recent Brighouse March & Hymn contest.