The Fairey Band has announced the appointment of Adam Cooke as its new Musical Director.
He will take up the role the Stockport based band as soon as current Coronavirus health restrictions permit.
The Northern Irishman recently returned to Manchester following a successful three year tenure as resident conductor with the Norwegian National Champion, Stavanger. Prior to this he enjoyed considerable success as Musical Director of the GUS Band, leading them to multiple victories at the Midlands Regional Championships and All England Masters, as well as claiming the Butlins Mineworkers Championship title.
A Fairey Band spokesperson told 4BR: "We are confident that this will be a rewarding and successful partnership as Adam comes with an impressive CV that will bring a new, fresh outlook in his approach.
Through this engagement, the Fairey Band demonstrates a strong desire to look to the future and bring much needed innovation to our performancse and to the wider brass band world.
Continued success on the contest stage is also the aim of this change in direction and Adam is considered to be the person to deliver improved results through an injection of energy and enthusiasm."
Continued success on the contest stage is also the aim of this change in direction and Adam is considered to be the person to deliver improved results through an injection of energy and enthusiasmFairey Band
In response the new MD added: "I'm thrilled to be taking on this role and looking forward to building on the huge legacy of the Fairey Band on the contest stage and by continuing their reputation for breaking new musical ground.
We'll be using the time away from the bandroom over the coming weeks to push towards these goals and I'm eager to get to work once it is safe to do so."