The band are delighted to have signed the fantastic Angelo Bearpark to the team ahead of the North of England Area Championships in March. Angelo will be stepping into the Principal Cornet seat on the day and completes the final piece of the jigsaw ahead of the contest. We are very much looking forward to working with him and learning a lot from his wealth of experience.
As part of the band's preparation for the North of England Brass Band Championships in March, we held a workshop style rehearsal and welcomed Brett Baker, Stephanie Binns and Adam Reed from Black Dyke Band and Beth Carabine from NASUWT Riverside Band as our tutors for the day.
The band worked incredibly hard taking onboard all of the valuable hints, tips and feedback our tutors gave. As an associated band, we would like to say a big thank you to Geneva Instruments for sponsoring the day and to Tony Thompson from NASUWT Riverside for stepping in to help out on the front row.
We would also like to thank the headteacher, Alison of West Rainton Primary School for allowing us to use the school facilities as our venue.