Fulham Brass has announced that the vastly experienced Iain Parkhouse, solo baritone of the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army, will join their ranks for the forthcoming London & Southern Counties Regional Championships in Stevenage.
Iain is covering for Jonathan Barker, the band's solo baritone and joint band manager, who is on paternity leave following the birth of his son, Samuel.
Others making their contest debuts with the band as they seek to claim the First Section title under John Ward, are new signings Gareth Trott (euphonium), Isabelle Williamson (horn), Vicky Ahmed (horn) and Steve Loosemore (trombone).
We're hugely grateful to Iain. He's an excellent player and it's really good of him to help us out4BR
Band Chairperson Clare Pitt told 4BR: "We're hugely grateful to Iain. He's an excellent player and it's really good of him to help us out.
We're so pleased to welcome these new signings and we are looking forward to playing 'Symphony of Marches' on the weekend."