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Besses o' th' Barn Band welcome new top chair

Published in Band News on 2013-07-19 by Empty Chairs

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Following Jim Murray's decision to retire from the Principal Cornet seat, Besses o' th' Barn Band were delighted when Stephanie Coward accepted the offer to step into the top chair. Steph's last appointment was as Principal with the Dobcross Silver Band, which was curtailed due to her studies. Now these commitments are resolved, Steph is looking forward to leading the band into the forthcoming concert and contest season.

A resident of Whitefield, Steph started playing cornet at the age of 9 quickly progressing through the ABRSM grades. By the age of 15 she had achieved Grade 8 cornet, Grade 7 Saxophone, and Grade 6 French horn, attending many music schools across the country and playing for many local bands.

At the age of 16 Steph joined the army as a musician on French horn and attended the Royal military school of music at Kneller Hall, achieving the equivalent of Diploma on French horn. After a few years she left the army to start her career in accounts.

Steph's first concert engagement as Principal Cornet will be at The Ring o Bells, Marple on the 18th August. All at Besses give Steph a very warm welcome, as I'm sure our audience will at our concerts.

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