IRELAND COLLIERY CHESTERFIELD BAND ANNOUNCE FAREWELLS & ADDITIONS
A fond farewell was recently given to Gary Willis, Eb Bass player who has left the band due to the relocation of his work.
Commenting on his departure newly-elected Chair, Carrie Knapton commented “Gary has been a huge art of the band since he joined, not only for his work as Chair, but also as a team player. We wish him well for the future and he knows he is always welcome in the ICCB band room”.
Another farewell was given to one of the young players in the band, front row cornet player, Kier Evans; the band wishes him well in his promising brass banding career.
ICCB would like to extend a warm welcome to the most recent addition to the Percussion team, Brian Luke, who joined the band after recently moving into the area from Durham and after hearing the band play at Queens Park in Chesterfield. Band Chair, Carrie Knapton commented “It’s great to welcome Brian to the band. He has shown in only a few rehearsals that he is a very competent player and has fits in well with the rest of the team.”
The band are in full rehearsal mode for the up and coming contest season and planned concerts, with only have a few seats remaining vacant ;updates will follow shortly.