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Webster steps down from playing role with Grimethorpe

Roger Webster has taken the decision to end his playing commitments with Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Roger Webster
  Roger Webster has announced that he has stopped playing with Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Roger Webster has told 4BR that he has taken the decision to step down from his playing role with Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

"I've officially stopped playing with the band and will only be at the British Open and Nationals as an audience member,"he said.

"I just haven't the time necessary to be a playing member anymore, so have decided to step aside."

Plenty of power

He added: "It's an exciting time for the band with the appointment of David Thornton, and with Iain Culross leading the solo cornet bench alongside Claire Taylor and recent signings Tom Smith and Darren Hendy, there is plenty of power and class to do the job required week in week out."

I'm still enjoying my playing and have busy list of solo jobs to look forward to, but I just cannot commit to the twice a week rehearsals and a weekend concerts with Grimethorpe they deserveRoger Webster

Carry on

The decision brings to an end the latest playing tenure of the Besson artist with the Yorkshire band.

He returned in 2015 and over the years has enjoyed three as principal cornet and as a player — although he told 4BR that he will continue to carry on with his busy schedule of solo engagements, lecturing and instrument development.

"I'm still enjoying my playing and have busy list of solo jobs to look forward to, but I just cannot commit to the twice a week rehearsals and a weekend concerts with Grimethorpe they deserve."

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