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Kerwin leaves YBS

Principal Cornet Alex Kerwin leaves YBS.

Kerwin
 

Alexandra Kerwin has announced her decision to leave YBS Band.

In her statement she says: "It is with regret that I announce my resignation from YBS Band.

To leave YBS was a horrendous decision. I have enjoyed being principal cornet immensely and I am desperately disappointed to have only been at the band for a short spell."

Family first

She adds: "However, because of my location in Nottinghamshire, the journey time and my commitment to the band was putting extreme pressure on my family. My son has an eye condition that I have only recently discovered is proving a problem with his schoolwork; he needs a lot of help and support, which I was not fully providing.

My daughter was also missing out. I am a wife and mother first and foremost, and as much as it was a wrench to leave such a fantastic bunch of people it was the only option."

I sincerely wish my friends at YBS all the best for the future, it was an honour to be principal cornet and I am very proud to have been associated with a fantastic fight for survival...Alex Kerwin

Continue to play

Alex concluded: "I will continue to play for the Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers (V) (which is very local for me) and I very much look forward to spending time with my family. I am looking to get involved with youth development in Nottinghamshire and will be seeking to start a training band where my children can join in."

Thanks

Alex added: "I sincerely wish my friends at YBS all the best for the future, it was an honour to be principal cornet and I am very proud to have been associated with a fantastic fight for survival in some wonderful performances both on contest and concert stages. My thanks go to Morgan Griffiths, the players and the committee for their support and understanding.

Alexandra Kerwin

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