Our 'A' Band have secured a number of high quality lockdown signings, with James Stone signing on Solo Horn, Ellie Warren,Lee Davenport,Karl Stott and Rebbeca Jane joining the cornet team, whilst Kristian Howles joins the bass section and Ross Manning on Percussion.
Ellie Warren joins the back row on Repiano Cornet, signing from the Elland Band. Ellie is currently studying Geography at Liverpool University, whilst Lee returns to the band on 3rd cornet bringing a wealth of experience having played with a number of the North Wests leading bands.
James Stone joins the band after a 18 year break from banding. As a teenager James played for Seindorf Beaumaris, Gwynedd & Môn, was a member of the NYBBW, and also won several solo prizes including at national Eisteddfods. In September James joined the current Uni Brass champions, Salford.
Ross is also a student at Salford University studying music and also signing from the Elland band. Before his university life, Ross was the Principal Percussionist of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland and also played for the Scottish Championship band, Bo'ness & Carriden.
Kristian Howles has joined the band on Bb bass from Wardle Anderson. In 2014, Kris was solo Eb Bass with the band when they performed in the Championship Section for the first time in their history.
The band also welcome Rebecca Jane and Karl Stott to the front row team. Karl has played in many bands in the North West and Wales, including Northop Silver and Rainford Band. Rebecca has also played for many bands in the North West and Yorkshire, including BT and Pennine Brass. They are both graduates of Salford University where they studied under David King, Brian Taylor and Howard Evans.
The band are back in rehearsals working hard and looking forward to our upcoming engagements later in the year.