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New Season, New players!

It sounds like football, but as we head into the winter season programme the Band is delighted to welcome two new players to our team – Elizabeth Hartley (Assistant Principal Cornet) and Daniel Towey (EEb Bass).

Liz has played in bands for 8 years and has been with Dinnington (who featured in the BBC series “A Band for Britain”), Chapeltown and Hatfield before moving to Deepcar as Principal Cornet. The BBC series gave Liz the opportunity to play under the baton of Nick Childs and Sue Perkins and to perform with Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Liz has played in wind bands since she was 7, finally reaching top trumpet for her final 2 years in the top wind band in the Sheffield Music Services. She also plays viola and has achieved Grade 8. Singing is her main instrument at Hull University where she now studies Music and Theatre. Quite an all-rounder!

Dan started out in music with piano lessons at the age of 8, his teacher noticed quite soon that he had perfect pitch. Dan has moved through almost every brass instrument increasing in size before settling on the tuba around aged 12, when he was so small, and the instrument was so big, that he had to sit on a number of yellow pages to reach the level of the mouthpiece for a couple of years! He played in the Worcestershire Youth Brass and Youth Wind Bands on tuba. His other main instrument is the clarinet (grade 7) and alto sax. Dan is now in his final year at university doing Sport Rehabilitation. He is a keen sportsman, especially football, and hopes to work for a Sports Club once graduated.

The Band’s first concert of the new season is on Friday 16th November, 7.30pm at South Cave Church. The concert programme is very varied with something for everyone, marches, music from film and shows, classic brass compositions and solos from James Kerridge, Jim Johnson, Mike Waudby and Mike Hedley. There will also be an opportunity for Remembrance, followed by Patriotic music in a “Last night of the Proms” finale. Come and see the team in action!

John Butt – Publicity Officer



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Band finishes the Summer with a flourish!

After a Summer of rather mixed weather, the Band finished their Summer Season with three concerts in September where the weather was at last kind. A good crowd enjoyed the performance in The Memorial Gardens at Hornsea on the first Sunday of September. The following weekend the Band moved on to Filey. A very large audience, including civic representatives from Filey and other Yorkshire towns, enjoyed a superb concert on a hot summer day at the Bandstand. The Summer Season concluded on Saturday 15th with an accomplished performance at the Harrogate Flower Show where it was another fine day with a large, enthusiastic audience. A busy end to an excellent season under the baton of new Musical Director – Ian Scott.

The Band is already working hard in preparation for the Autumn/Winter Season. New players are joining the band and a lot of new and challenging pieces are being rehearsed. The first concert of the new season will be at All Saints’ Church, South Cave on November 16th.

John Butt – Publicity Officer

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Front Row Cornet required

The East Riding of Yorkshire Band (Musical Director, Ian Scott) are looking for a Front Row Cornet player. We are a friendly and enthusiastic 3rd Section Band and rehearse in Hull. If you are interested in the above position, please contact in confidence:- Mike Kerridge by email: Telephone 07989 470776.

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Ian Scott appointed as new Musical Director

The band would like to formally welcome our new Musical Director Ian Scott.

Starting life as a player for Hickleton Main Miners Band he went on to become Principal Trombone for Yorkshire Main Colliery Band and Kibworth Band (playing under Stanley Boddington and George Thompson). Ian then joined the City of Coventry Band where he played Bass Trombone for fourteen years under the batons of Kenneth Dennison, Ray Farr and Major Peter Parkes.

Ian then left to pursue his dream of living abroad in New Zealand. He joined New Lynn Citizens Band on Bass Trombone and went on to play for Continental Airlines Auckland Band. He then took up a Musical Director position at Television New Zealand Band leaving in 1994 to come back to the UK.

Ian then joined 1st Section Kibworth Band as MD before his career took him back to Yorkshire to work in Sheffield. He joined Holme Silver Band as their MD before leaving in 2002 to take a break from banding.

Throughout his career Ian has enjoyed lots of contesting highlights as both a Player and Musical Director including Pontins, the National Finals, Yorkshire Open, New Zealand National Finals, Holmfirth, Malton, Midlands and Milton Keynes.

He then joined various bands as Musical Director including Chapeltown Silver Band, South Yorkshire Police, Tintwistle and Kibworth before moving to Filey and agreeing to join the East Riding of Yorkshire Band.