THE baton has been handed over to a brand new musical director of Swinton and District Excelsior Band.
Peter Woodrow has taken over from Stephen Popham, secretary of the band. A music graduate, lifelong brass bander and the pinnacle of music at Malton College, Peter is a earlier winner of the North Yorkshire NQT of the Yr Award.
Peter has additionally performed with Rothwell, Hepworth and Yorkshire Imperial Brass Bands all through his musical profession, in addition to holding the place of principal cornet at then-Championship part Meltham Mills Brass Band. He performed flugelhorn for the award-winning Huddersfield College Brass Band beneath the course of Phillip McCann, extensively thought to be among the best cornet gamers of all time.
A multi-instrumentalist, Peter can play the piano, guitar and lots of brass devices to a excessive degree. In his appointment as Musical Director of the Swinton and District Excelsior Band, he hopes to convey his trademark enthusiasm, ability and drive to an already profitable and thriving band.
Stephen mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome Peter to the band and sit up for working with him to additional develop our abilities and performances.
“The band would additionally prefer to take this chance to thank the Milton Rooms in Malton who’ve enabled the band to renew rehearsals in a Covid – safe setting, socially-distanced. This may not be doable in our personal bandroom as a result of house out there.
“We’ve additionally commenced with our coaching band due to Amotherby Village Corridor. It’s nice that native organisations are ready assist one another in these troublesome occasions and we really feel fortunate to have such nice services in our cities and villages.”
The band at all times welcomes new gamers, skilled, returners or rookies. Cellphone Stephen Popham on 01653 696417 or go to swinton-band.com