The Wingates Band has announced a number of arrivals and departures as they look towards the festive season and New Year.
Signings and departures
The well known musical pairing of Gillian and John Hinckey join the cornet section along with Rob Richardson on soprano, whilst Matt Whitfield is also welcomed to the percussion team.
Meanwhile, Eb tuba player Stephen Day leaves after three years helping build the musical foundation of the band.
Stephen has notched up over half a century of brass band commitment and in the last three years he has thoroughly enjoyed himself as Wingates once again appeared in major championship events such as Brass in Concert and the National Finals.
The respected solo baritone Elizabeth Tweedle has also relinquished her role due to increased work commitments but has been replaced by new signing Gareth Nelson.
We are always sorry to see such fine players leave the band and we wish them well for the futureWingates Band
A band spokesperson told 4BR: "We are always sorry to see such fine players leave the band and we wish them well for the future.
We are delighted though to have secured the services of some outstanding players as we look towards an exciting future."