Leyland boost for Area with Swiss signing

The talented Swiss trombone champion Jeremie Favre has signed for the band in time for their Area assault.

  Jérémie Favre will make his contest debut at the North West Area contest

The Leyland Band has announced the signing of talented Swiss trombone player Jérémie Favre. He joins the band as they look forward to their appearance at the forthcoming North West Regional Championships in Blackpool.


A first year undergraduate at the University of Salford studying with Brett Baker, Jérémie gained critical acclaim for his performances with current Swiss Open champion Brass Band Treize Etoiles along with Fanfare Concordia of Vetroz.

Having begun his studies under Bertrand Moren, he later became the solo trombone of the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland.

In 2018, he was also appointed solo trombone with the European Youth Brass Band in Utrecht and has enjoyed considerable success in becoming the trombone champion at the prestigious Valaisian Solo & Quartet Championship.

Since arriving in the UK, he has enjoyed playing with the likes of Brighouse & Rastick before signing with Leyland on a permanent basis. He also featured in the University of Salford's recent winning performance at the 2020 UniBrass Championships.

We're delighted to welcome Jeremie. When he helped out at one of our recent concerts we knew instantly what a quality player we had on our handsLeyland Band.


A band spokesperson told 4BR: "We're delighted to welcome Jérémie. When he helped out at one of our recent concerts we knew instantly what a quality player we had on our hands.

We have got a superb collection of young talent in principal positions, and we're really looking forward to the Area contest."

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