It is with considerable regret that we have to announce the resignation of Brian Grant as the resident Musical Director of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Brian has worked with the band for something like ten years and a fantastic relationship has built up over that time, which comes across to audiences week-in, week-out as one of the band movements most successful musical partnerships.
Brian was diagnosed several years ago with a lung condition which is starting to take its toll when he pushes himself too hard, and working full time and also conducting such a busy band like Grimethorpe is finally catching up with him. The only solution is rest!
Brian and the band want to stress that this parting of ways is purely and simply down to ill health and nothing more.
The love of music and mutual respect that Brian and Grimethorpe Colliery Band have for each other is not harmed in any way. We all hope that with plenty of rest and management of his condition, we may see Brian back in front of the band sometime in the future.
Brian’s final appearance with the band will be at Buxton Opera House on Sunday 8th October.
Grimethorpe Colliery Band Manager