New Principal cornet and 1st Horn in time for Whiston contest

We are delighted to announce the signing of 2 key players ahead of our title defence at the Whiston festival of brass.

John Parkinson signs on principal cornet and brings over 40 years of experience with top flight bands with him.

Over recent years John has held the position of principal cornet and soprano cornet with Yorkshire Imperial band, Skelmanthorpe band, Wakefield Metropolitan, Knottingley and Lydbrook band.

Our vacancy on 1st horn has been snapped up by Lee Hugill.

Lee started playing with Carlton Main Youth at the age of 11 before progressing onto the Senior Band and helping them regain their top flight status in the late 80’s. He took a break from banding in 1992 and didn’t return to playing again until 2008, some 16 years later, when he took up the Solo Horn seat at Frickley South Elmsall and helped them to achieve 1st section status. Lee Returned to Carlton Main in 2011 for a second period before taking another break from banding in late 2014.

Both of these signings will make their contesting debut with the the band on the 2nd July at Whiston festival of brass in Rotherham.