Published on November 22nd, 2017 by gavin
Ryan Watkins Takes The Slaithwaite Baton
Slaithwaite Brass Band are pleased to announce Ryan Watkins as their new Musical Director. The appointment of Brighouse and Rastrick’s principal trombone player comes as the Slaithwaite Band announces that the recent partnership with MD Andrew Baker has come to an end.
Ryan joins Slaithwaite after a successful two year partnership with Trinity Girls Band. A spokesperson for the band told A4B: “Ryan really is one of the up and coming stars, both as a player and MD. The band were impressed by his knowledge, passion and enthusiasm, and look forward to working towards a successful future together”.
on his appointment, Ryan told A4B: “Slaithwaite Band are certainly a band on the up. Having already attended a few rehearsals and with no empty chairs, you can clearly see the band are still hungry to learn and improve after an extremely successful 3 years with Rob Westacott. The offer to join the band was too good to turn down, and I’m excited to continue the momentous drive leading this band”.