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Davies plugs Leak at City of Cardiff

Experienced cornet signing Iestyn Davies takes on principal cornet role as City of Cardiff strengthen ahead of Cheltenham National Finals.

Iestyn Davies

 

The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M1 Band has announced a number of new signings ahead of their First Section National Finals challenge in Cheltenham in September.

Principal cornet

Iestyn Davies (above) takes on the principal cornet role after joining from Tylorstown — taking over from David Leak who is taking a playing sabbatical to concentrate on his studies.

He is joined by Bekka Noons and Russell Lock from Tongwynlais Temperance on baritone and repiano cornet respectively, whilst Jonathan Bowden, who plays for the Prince of Wales Division Band takes over on soprano.

Promotion

Alex Humphreys also joins the cornet section, having moved to Cardiff from Northop, whilst the band is delighted to welcome yet another promoted player from the organisation's M2 Band as
Amy Herman comes into the percussion section.

Our appearance at the National Finals will be directed by Nigel Seaman, and we are in the very fortunate to be able to both attract and promote players to strengthen our ranks ahead of such an important contestMD Gareth Ritter

Fortunate

MD Gareth Ritter told 4BR: "Our appearance at the National Finals will be directed by Nigel Seaman, and we are in the very fortunate to be able to both attract and promote players to strengthen our ranks ahead of such an important contest."



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David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger