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Skelmanthorpe strengthen ranks ahead of Grand Shield

The experienced Derek Hoyle makes a return to top flight banding with Skelmanthorpe.

Skelmanthorpe
  Shake on it: Derek Hoyle meets his new MD, Martin Heartfield

The Skelmanthorpe Band has announced the signing of Derek Hoyle, as their new solo Eb tuba.

A product of the Salvation Army the experienced player has both conducted and performed in many bands in the Yorkshire area. In 2017 he decided to have a short 'break' from playing and has been working as a peripatetic brass teacher, but is now looking forward to making his contesting return at the Grand Shiled in May.

Pleased

Derek told 4BR: "I was really pleased to receive a call from Skelmanthorpe and I really enjoyed my first rehearsal with them. I'm looking forward to being part of this talented band as they continue to develop."

A player of Derek's obvious ability and experience can only help us as we look to make our mark in Blackpool and beyondMD Martin Heartfield

Delighted

In response, MD Martin Heartfield stated: "I'm delighted to make another signing of real quality that will strengthen the playing personnel of the band.

A player of Derek's obvious ability and experience can only help us as we look to make our mark in Blackpool and beyond."

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