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Published on June 13th, 2017 by gavin

Withington to Lead Grimethorpe

Following the sudden departure of Philip McCann, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band announced that Allan Withington is to lead the band at the British Open.

In a statement made by the band, they said: ‘In its centenary year, The Grimethorpe Colliery Band is committed to preserving the traditions of excellence and innovation created by its past members, and also to building an inclusive, forward-thinking team that can ensure a solid and sustainable organisation for future generations. With this in mind, there have been a few personnel changes recently, with the latest being the renewal of the band’s relationship with Allan Withington who will lead the band at this year’s British Open.

Also, the band’s educational outreach initiatives rely on time and funding, given/raised by band members, and is an integral part of Grimethorpe Colliery Band in the 21st century.’




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