The Hammonds Band will take to the stage at Brass in Concert in Gateshead on the weekend boosted by a major new signing.
The experienced Jason Evans has joined on assistant principal cornet, having been for many years a highly respected principal cornet of Marsden Silver Prize Band.
As you can imagine it's a great boost to sign a top class player like JasonMD, Morgan Griffiths
Musical Director Morgan Griffiths told 4BR: "As you can imagine it's a great boost to sign a top class player like Jason.
I've admired his playing for many years and we're delighted he's agreed to be part of the team. His experience, talent and fantastic attitude have had an immediate and positive impact and I know he will play a huge part in future Hammonds success."