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New Press Officer for Brass Bands England

Published in General on 2013-11-11 by Empty Chairs

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Brass Bands England are delighted to announce that John Stirzaker has accepted the appointment as its first Press Officer. John brings a wealth of experience to this role having started his career in advertising, he has worked in PR and press, and has had work published both nationally and internationally.

Within brass bands he was a founder member and first Chairman of Swinton Concert Brass. He went on to play for Eccles Borough Band, and is currently the bass trombonist of Radcliffe Brass Band, as well as being a trustee of Astley Youth Band.

Since 2005, John has maintained a regular presence at brass band events as photographer for British Bandsman magazine, producing over 200 front cover images for the publication as well as numerous articles in this time. His photographic work regularly appears on CDs, DVDs and in books.

Commenting on his appointment, John said: "When I first picked up a G trombone 35 years ago I could never have imagined that my love affair with brass bands would lead me to this. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with BBE and I am looking forward to working under the new Chairman Mike Kilroy and the rest of the organisation. There is a lot of terrific work going on in bands all over England, and in telling the world about the best of what we do it’s my intention to raise the profile of Brass Bands England and brass bands in general."

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