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Published on April 25th, 2017 by gavin

New Principal Appointment at Rothwell

The Rothwell Temperance Band is delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Hammond as its new principal cornet.

Former Principal Cornet and Drum Major of the King’s Division Band and long-time soprano cornet player at Rothwell, Jon will lead the band in the next stage of its exciting journey and replaces brother Tim, who has taken the decision to leave the band and re-join Black Dyke on the solo cornet bench.

Musical Director, Dave Roberts told A4B: “The band and I extend great thanks to Tim for his tenure at Rothwell, but I am delighted to appoint Jon to principal cornet and am certain his musicality, leadership skills and persona will help lead the band through the next stages of its development.”

In a further announcement of good news, Dave continued: “I’m also thrilled that long serving former member of the band and friend Glyn Thompson is returning on bass trombone. Glyn is a fantastic player and a real part of the Rothwell family.”




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