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Smithills pledge

Howard Goodall has set a time amd place for his pledge to work with top Youth Band.

 

Plans are being finalised for TV presenter and composer Howard Goodall to work with Smithills School Senior Brass Brass Band and fulfill his pledge to write a work specially for the group who he describes as "brilliant bandsters."

An exchange of phone calls and emails with conductor Chris Wormald is leading Howard to find a date among his many commitments to visit the multi-cutural comprehensive at Bolton in late March. There he will join Councillor Cliff Morris, Mayor of the Lancashire town, in an official opening ceremony for Smithills' £500,000 arts centre. Then, Howard plans to spend an afternoon with the band — their youngest for some years — to decide on the form of a work promised after he heard them perform at a Schools Prom concert in London's Royal Albert Hall.



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Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator