Brass band welcomes new musical director

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Stannington Brass Band has introduced its new Musical Director.

Derek Renshaw will take over from caretaker conductor Garry Hallas, who has accepted the position of Associate Conductor with the band.

Band Chairman David Woolley said: “We offer Derek a warm welcome back to the band and, under his direction, we look forward to a successful contesting season.

“Derek is an accomplished musician, conductor and adjudicator and has always retained close links with, this, his local band. He has previously led us to several successes, the most notable in 2008 when, under his baton, Stannington was promoted into the Yorkshire Championship Section for the first time in its history.

“Derek has also directed the winning performances at three Yorkshire Area First Section competitions, two First Section National Championships and a second place in the Championship Section just losing out to Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band.”

If you’re interested in joining the band or the training band, or becoming a patron, contact David on 0114 284 6753.