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All New Female front row at ICCB

Published in General on 2014-07-09 by Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band

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Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band would like to welcome two new players to the band ready for their 4th consecutive trip to the national finals in September. 
Both players join the band on the solo cornet line and they are Harriet Warren who joins the band from a very successful spell with Stamford Brass where she has held the flugel seat and most recently the principal cornet chair. Commenting on joining the band Harriet said “I've admired the band in the past, so I'm excited to be a part of it as a bone-fide member and hopefully with the team around me we can carry on the success the band has had over the last years in achieving 3 consecutive promotions and more” 
The other player to join the band is the experienced Zoe Simpson who joins the band from spells with Pleasley, Matlock and Farnworth & Walkden Band. Commenting on Zoe joining the band Principal Cornet Karen Varley said “I’ve known Zoe for a few years and know how experienced and hardworking Zoe is, she will be a great addition to the all women front row at ICCB”.
With these arrivals the band would like to thank a couple of players who have left the band for different reasons first of all the band would like to thank William Mclauchlan for his service over the last 2 years on front row who leaves to spend more time with family. The band would also like to say a big thank you to John Lefley 3rd cornet (Old Boy John) who leaves the band due to health reasons and needs to take a step back from contest banding. John has been with the band for over 4 years and has given the band 120% every year. Commenting on the departures Ian Knapton MD commented “Its always sad to see people leave but both players have been loyal and committed to the band and have given everything to the cause we wish both players the best for the future and will see them around. We now have a few months of preparation for the finals and are all looking forward to seeing how we can compete against some very experienced bands in September”
With both arrivals there is some movement on the cornet line and that sees Lucy Clipsom step aside from the solo cornet line for a few months and step on to the back row for the finals or maybe even on triangle, this is due to 2 weeks after the finals she is due to give birth to her first child with partner Mark and for the health of Lucy and baby the band and her have agreed for the health of her and baby the pressure of solo cornet for the finals maybe to much. The band are now keeping their fingers crossed the baby doesn’t come when the band are halfway through their performance in September.


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