Grimethorpe Colliery Band are pleased to announce that Jamie Smith (former Principal Cornet, Hammonds Saltaire Band) joins the band in the position of Co-Principal Cornet with immediate effect.
Musical Director, Dr Robert Childs, stated “Jamie accompanied the band on our Australian Tour earlier in the year and did a fantastic job on the solo cornet bench. I have known Jamie for a number of years and have enjoyed watching his musical development in the NYBBGB and more recently at Hammonds Saltaire. Jamie will become a permanent member of the solo cornet bench, covering the Principal Cornet position when Professor Roger Webster is away from the band with professional solo engagements and Besson commitments.”
Roger is delighted to welcome Jamie to his section and stated, “Jamie is one of the shining lights in the new generation of cornet players today and everyone at Grimethorpe is delighted he has accepted my invitation to join the band”.
Speaking about his appointment, Jamie said, “I am very much looking forward to joining Grimethorpe Colliery Band. The chance to work alongside Roger Webster was something I simply could not decline and with Bob Childs at the helm I’m sure the band will continue to thrive.”