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Youth additions to Co-operative ranks

Co-operative Funeralcare announce major baritone and euphonium additions.

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The Co-operative Funeralcare Band has announced that following the departure of Scott Kerr, Chris Flynn has been appointed as their new solo euphonium.

The teenager is considered to be one of the nation's emerging talents, having already made a name for himself as a solo prize winner as well as an outstanding performer with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland.

Great opportunity

Chris told 4BR: "I'm delighted to have been offered the position with such a high profile band. It's such a great opportunity to further my playing career and I'm going to give it my all. I can't wait to get started."

Associate MD Bryan Allen added: "For someone of such a young age, Chris possesses a fantastic technique allied to mature and innate musical instincts.

He is a player with a fine future ahead of him and one who is absolutely ready to take on the demands of this leading role at the highest competitive level."

Impressed

Chris moves from the solo baritone seat, which will be taken by new signing Scott Findlater.

Associate MD Allan Ramsay summed up Scott's appointment by telling 4BR: "I've always been hugely impressed with Scott's playing. He has a rich quality of sound, excellent technique and a very musical approach.

He has gained a wealth of experience in the euphonium seats of both Whitburn and Kirkintilloch, is a dedicated bandsman and represents another great addition for the band."

These latest moves continue our long term progress with a tight-knit band of dedicated, talented performers. 2016 already promises to be a very exciting yearBand Chairman, Chris Davies

Outstanding talents

Those thoughts were echoed by Band Chairman Chris Davies: "Both Chris and Scott are outstanding talents. We are delighted Chris has agreed to continue his musical journey with us as solo euphonium and Scott is a fantastic addition to the band."

He added: "These latest moves continue our long term progress with a tight-knit band of dedicated, talented performers. 2016 already promises to be a very exciting year."

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