Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Martin Britt have parted company after a short but productive time together. It was felt that with Martin living in the south of England this could only ever be a caretaker role. A band like Grimethorpe needs its players to be at every rehearsal and this was never going to be possible.
The soprano chair is being filled by the Grimethorpe stalwart Andrew Bannister who has been playing assistant principal cornet, and who has played soprano with Grimethorpe before.
The band wish Martin well with all his future projects, and also wish to thank Andrew for making the move back onto soprano.