Appointment of New Bandmaster

In reporting a Clarence Adoo Trust fundraising concert recently, the SA  Bandsmen commented,

Both David and Phillip (McCann) are of course ‘cornet legends’, but one of the most intriguing aspects of the evening was hearing David Daws under his new guise as a euphonium soloist. Following several years of injury problems with his lip, David decided to try a bigger mouthpiece, and the euphonium made sense as a destination. Performing ”Song of Triumph.”……it was apparent from the start that David has been able to transfer his golden sound and impeccable technique to his new instrument…….It was fantastic to see that David has  found a new outlet for his world class talents.

The LCFB has been thrilled to see and hear David fighting back over the past twelve months from what he himself described as “eight years in the gutter”. With these new and exciting developments David has concluded that his future lies in playing rather than conducting and it is with sadness and much understanding that his  resignation as bandmaster has been received.

The band are now looking forward to the leadership of Julian Bright. Julian is a much respected Salvationist at Peterborough Citadel where he and his family worship. Presently he is Songster Leader in addition to being principal cornet in the Citadel Band. He also leads Festival Brass and the EverBlessed Youth Choir.

The band’s Hendon Night on September 14th will include official recognition of Julian’s appointment. Guests include Phillip McCann (cornet) and the EverBlessed Youth Choir….and yes, David Daws (Euphonium).