2019 will see the return of Iain Culross to Grimethorpe Colliery Band as Principal Cornet.
A spokesperson for the band said, “We’re delighted to welcome back Iain. As a player of international renown and experience he joins us at an exciting time in our future development.”
Iain is no stranger to anyone who follows the brass playing world closely, where he is well known for his dedication, track record and a drive for success. Former principal cornet Roger Webster will be backing Iain up as Assistant Principal Cornet.
Iain holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Music as well as an M.A. in Music Performance from Salford University, and in the past few years has gained critical acclaim for his solo and band performances, holding master classes and appearing as guest soloist with various bands around the world.
He has also been principal cornet of Fairey, Sellers International, YBS and the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, before his first spell at Grimethorpe and more latterly at Leyland. Iain said: “I’m also delighted to be returning to Grimethorpe Colliery Band. There is no bigger or more famous name in the brass band world, and the vision which the band has developed for their future is exciting and positive. I’m thrilled to have been asked to play a part in it.”
Iain joins us from 10th January.