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The Hoff Joins Derwent!

Derwent Brass are delighted to announce the appointment of Martyn Hoffman on Euphonium ahead of their imminent performance of Peter Meechan’s ‘Fragile Oasis’ at the Spring Festival.

Previously a member of the Carlton Main Frickley Band and Wingates Band, Martyn was most recently Principal Euphonium at Foresters Brass before joining Derwent Brass in April 2017. 

“Martyn is clearly a very talented player and brings with him some considerable experience of top level banding. He is fantastic addition to the band and alongside Principal Adam Rutter they make a highly accomplished team indeed. We wish Martyn a long and enjoyable stay with the band….” (Musical Director – Keith Leonard)

Martyn Hoffman Derwent Brass Euphonium

Martyn replaces Ash Hewson who, following a four-year tenure, is forced to leave the band due to ever increasing work commitments as Managing Director of a highly successful software business. The band would like to formally thank Ash for his efforts during his time with the band, not only as a committed member and player, but also for his work on the committee most notably as Events Manager. 

“…Ash has been a great asset to Derwent Brass and for sure will be missed. We genuinely wish him every success for the future and will certainly be staying in touch as a close friend to the band.” (K.Leonard) 

For more about Martyn click here.

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