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Brighouse trio

Stuart Lingard teams up with David King once again, as Brighouse announce a trio of new signings.



Brighouse & Rastrick has announced the signing of Stuart Lingard on flugel horn.

Teaming up

It means that the former principal cornet player of the YBS Band will team up with his mentor Professor David King. Stuart made hid debut with the band in recent concerts in Harrogate.

Also joining Brighouse in the New Year is former player Mick Morris on Eb tuba.

He replaces Martin Gill who has served the band for 12 years. Martin leaves in order to concentrate on his thriving business and young family.

Brighouse & Rastrick are delighted to welcome three very high quality players to the ranksBrighouse & Rastrick Band

Assistant principal

The band has also announced that Matthew Gledhill also joins on assistant principal cornet from Hepworth (Cookson Homes).

High quality

Band Chairman Dean Redfern commented to 4BR: "Brighouse & Rastrick are delighted to welcome three very high quality players to the ranks."

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