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New Wood as Westwood Goes!

John Wood takes over the reins at Poulton as Gareth Westwood ends succesful tenure.



The Poulton-le-Fylde Band has welcomed John Wood as its new Musical Director, following the departure of former MD, Gareth Westwood after a successful three year tenure at the helm of the North West band.


John joins after enjoying his own successful tenure with Lostock Memorial Band and a playing career with the likes of Desford and Flowers.

Also an accomplished pianist and basson player John's first concert was at Blackpool's historic Grand Theatre over the Christmas period where Poultoin played to over 1000 people at its annual Christmas Concert.

I’m extremely delighted to be part of the Poulton Band and look forward to working closely with them in the future to achieve further successJohn Wood


He told 4BR: "I’m extremely delighted to be part of the Poulton Band and look forward to working closely with them in the future to achieve further success."

The band also took the opportunity to thank Gareth Westwood.


A spokesperson said: "We wish Gareth every success in the future in his new career. Gareth brought a great amount of talent, musicianship and humour to the band and he will be sadly missed by all of its members."


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