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Adding To The Ranks

Derwent Brass are extremely pleased to welcome Michael Wallis on percussion.
Following a recent move to Derbyshire, former Royal Marines musician and member of the British Legion Central Band, Michael joined Derwent Brass bringing a wealth of talent, enthusiasm and ‘discipline’ to keep the boys in line at the back of the band.
After realising that he wasn't enjoying Marines music, he decided to join the NatWest Bank, and after realising he didn't like that either, became a teacher something he has enjoyed for the last 15 years, including postings overseas in West Africa and Qatar.
Michael is a teacher of both Geography and Physical Education and in 2013 Michael cycled 312 miles for charity in the 24hr National Championships of Great Britain!
Keith Leonard, the band's musical director commented “It’s really great to have Michael on board. He is just the sort of character we need and we hope he has a long and enjoyable time with us.”

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