Grimethorpe Colliery Band are pleased to announce the return of Professor Roger Webster on Principal Cornet with immediate effect. Roger will be leading the Band in their challenge for the British Open title on Reflections of Swan Lake by Stephen Roberts.
Commenting on the appointment Bob Childs said, “In my opinion Roger is still the best cornet player in the business. I’m so pleased he accepted my invitation to rejoin the Band. Roger is a product of the Grimethorpe Junior Band. He has the band in his blood and is simply returning to his roots. I would like to thank Iain Culross for his super playing over the past 18 months and especially for his outstanding playing in Australia. I wish him all the best in the future.”
Roger said, “I’m excited about returning to the end chair at Grimethorpe under the baton of Bob. We’ve worked together many times over the years, and share the same passion and drive for musical excellence. Grimethorpe holds a special place in my Banding career and I hope I can help steer them to great successes in the future.”