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Appointment of Musical Director

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.

New Signings

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.

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Upcoming events

Sunday 20th September
Flower Show, Harrogate Show Ground

Sunday 8th November
Rememberance Sunday, Drigh Cenotaph

Thursday 12th November
Carolling, White Rose Centre

Saturday 21st November
Memorial Concert, St Luke's Church, East Morton

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November
Carolling, Haworth

Sunday 6th December
St Gemma, Leeds

Monday 7th December
Foxes Carol Concert, Cartwright Hall, Bradford

Wednesday 16th December
Bramham House, Bramham