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BOB CHILDS RESIDENT CONDUCTOR
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RAY FARR ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR & ARRANGER
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KEVIN CROCKFORD SOPRANO CORNET
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - KEVIN CROCKFORD - SOPRANO CORNET

Kevin started to play B flat Cornet when he was 10 with local Portsmouth band, Solent Youth Concert Band. After 2 years it was decided that because he appeared to be more comfortable in the upper register, he was given a Soprano Cornet.... Biography

 

IAIN CULROSS PRINCIPAL CORNET
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GREG TIMMINS SOLO CORNET
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MATT GLEDHILL SOLO CORNET
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VICTORIA KENNEDY SOLO CORNET
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JAMIE COOPER REPIANO CORNET
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - JAMIE COOPER - REPIANO CORNET

I have played repiano cornet in Grimethorpe for 4 years now after gaining experience on the front row of Brighouse and Rastrick, where I worked my way up to assistant principal cornet.  I also previously played with Faireys on the front bench.  During my younger years, I played with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and principal cornet with local band, Derwent Brass.... Biography

 

Vacancy SECOND CORNET
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Gareth is married with three boys aged 13, 11 and 6. One learning percussion, one the guitar and the eldest winding people up. Gareth is a big football fan supporting Blackburn Rovers, enjoys a game of Darts and for some obscure reason growing vegetables.

 

Gareth stared playing cornet at the age of 8 with the local school band and his first mainstream band was the Warburton... Biography

 

RICHARD JOHNSON SECOND CORNET
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - RICHARD JOHNSON - SECOND CORNET

I started to play the cornet when I was aged 11 and within 6 months joined my first band Orrell Silver.  Within the next couple of years I joined and became principal cornet of Wigan Metro Schools Brass Band, where I took part in three band tours to the World Expo in Australia in 1988, Denmark in 1990 and Austria & Germany in 1992. 

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ADAM ROSBOTTOM THIRD CORNET
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - ADAM ROSBOTTOM - THIRD CORNET

I started playing at the age of 8 taught by my father. After attaining grade 5 at the tender age of 10, Dad thought it time I joined a band, so I joined Armthorpe Elmfield Senior Band under the expert tutorage of Mr Haydn Griffiths MBE. Working hard I was given the opportunity to play principal cornet at the age of 13, continuing to make progress I achieved grade 8 with distinction at the age... Biography

 

Vacancy THIRD CORNET
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IAN SHIRES FLUGEL HORN
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MILES DAVISON SOLO HORN
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JIM FLETCHER FIRST HORN
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - JIM FLETCHER - FIRST HORN

As a member of the horn section since 2000, Jim has travelled the world with the band, including tours to Australia, New Zealand, America, Japan and Hong Kong, playing in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, New York's Carnegie Hall and events such as the proms and proms in the park. He has appeared with the band on Tv with Lesley Garrett and Paul O'Grady. On the contest stage, Jim helped... Biography

 

STEVE PEACOCK SECOND HORN
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MICHAEL CAVAGHAN SOLO BARITONE
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NICK YOUNG SECOND BARITONE
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - NICK YOUNG - SECOND BARITONE

Nick was born in Saddleworth and began his playing career with Dobcross Youth Band. After spells playing with local bands Boarshurst and Dobcross Silver he joined the Todmorden Band winning numerous Contests.

 

Nick then enjoyed playing with the Fodens Band and joined the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in December 2007.

 

Nicks day job is working as a civil... Biography

 

MICHAEL DODD SOLO EUPHONIUM
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - MICHAEL DODD  - SOLO EUPHONIUM

Michael began playing at the age of 11 for the Grimethorpe Junior Band.  He subsequently fulfilled a lifetime ambition to be part of the famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band after gaining experience with other renowned bands such as Carlton Main Frickley and Brighouse & Rastrick.  

 

Michael currently works for the North Yorkshire Music Services as a peripatetic... Biography

 

PHILIPPE SCHWARTZ SECOND EUPHONIUM
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - PHILIPPE SCHWARTZ - SECOND EUPHONIUM

Born in Luxembourg in 1985, Philippe began playing the Euphonium aged 8 at the Conservatoire of the City of Luxembourg. In 2004 he decided to further his musical studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he was taught by euphonium-pioneer Steven Mead. Philippe graduated from the RNCM with both a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree in music performance as well as the... Biography

 

CHRIS GOMERSALL SOLO TROMBONE
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - CHRIS GOMERSALL  - SOLO TROMBONE

Chris started playing in the Salvation Army and Westoe Colliery Band aged seven.  By the age of twelve he had joined the Newcastle Brown Ale Band and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, winning the first of three Katie Ogden Trombone solo awards.  Chris was appointed Principal Trombone in the NYBBGB aged 14. 

 

Chris won the British Open under 16s... Biography

 

RICHARD WINDLE SECOND TROMBONE
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GARRETH SYKES BASS TROMBONE
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SHAUN CROWTHER SOLO E FLAT BASS
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - SHAUN CROWTHER - SOLO E FLAT BASS

Shaun became Principal Tuba at Grimethorpe in 2002.

 

As far as hobbies go, Shaun has little time for anything other than banding and doting on his beautiful wife Suzanne, who presented him with a very handsome son Jacob William on the 3rd of March this year.

 

After concerts, Shaun likes a drink of Lager so please don’t be shy in offering... Biography

 

Vacancy E FLAT BASS
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JOHN BEAUMONT SOLO B FLAT BASS
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - JOHN BEAUMONT - SOLO B FLAT BASS

Jonathan Beaumont was born on 8th March 1971 into a mining family in the Doncaster Pit Village of Askern.

Jon started playing Baritone at the age of nine with the Askern Colliery Junior Band. On the advice of new Musical Director Brian Rostron, Jon moved onto EE flat Bass a couple of years later.

In the year of 1984 when former Grimethorpe cornet play Graham O’... Biography

 

KIERAN HIGHAM B FLAT BASS
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CARL RYAN PERCUSSION
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - CARL RYAN - PERCUSSION

Carl was born in the mining village of Armthorpe in South Yorkshire.  He started playing percussion in school at the age of 7 and joined his local brass band a short time later.  At the age of 15 Carl joined his first championship section band, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery. A number of enjoyable years ensued at Frickley.  Highlights included a Yorkshire area win in 1999 and... Biography

 

JOHN WATTERSON PERCUSSION
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - JOHN WATTERSON - PERCUSSION

John joined the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in 2005.

 

As well as being a percussionist in the Grimethorpe Band John works as a freelance musician playing music from a variety of different genres.

 

When time permits John’s hobbies are Motor Sport, Cooking and having a good game of Pool. John enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Liz and son Josh.... Biography

 

Vacancy PERCUSSION
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