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Opportunities soon taken at Wingates Band
Rob Richardson has rejoined the band on Soprano Cornet, following some time working abroad, having previously been a member of the band during 2016-17.
The band are also delighted to welcome Liv Appleton, who takes up the Flugelhorn position following the departure of Nicóla Shaw to the WFEL Fairey Band over the summer.
After being with the band for a little while now, here are Rob and Liv’s thoughts about being with the band:
“It’s great to be back in the band after a couple of years working abroad, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into a busy year of contests and concerts after being stuck at home for the last 18 months!” – Rob Richardson
“I’m really excited to be playing Flugel for Wingates. Sitting on a soloist seat for a Championship band has been the dream since I picked up an instrument, so I’m really grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to getting stuck in to a new challenge, learning as much as possible from those around me and progressing as a player.” – Liv Appleton
Following their appointments, Musical Director Paul Andrews, added, “I’m looking forward to working with these 2 enthusiastic new members of the team, both of these players bring a wealth of experience, a drive to succeed and will further enhance the Wingates brand as we look forward to the future.”
Opportunities to join the band do happen from time to time as players move on or retire. The Band is always interested in hearing from quality players who would like to join us. Please contact Paul Andrews on 07810 712 992 if you think you have the right stuff!
Celebrating Wingates and our Home – Fanfare For The Common Man
Wingates Band Tribute to Local Heroes
Now available to download. This is a rare and unavailable anywhere else recording by the great Brian Evans and Wingates Band. Unbelievable quality of playing – a Must for any aspiring musician.
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Here’s our first LIVE Covid-19 Special Recording
recorded in October 2020
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