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Nick Lear Derwent BrassFollowing the departure of long term cornet section member Tom Neville, the band are now delighted to engage the talents of Nick Lear with immediate effect. 

Nick was most recently the Principal Cornet of the Leicestershire Coop Band, a seat he had held for some 12 years leading the band’s rise from 3rd Section up to the Championship, picking up an array of soloist prizes en route. Following his departure from them after the recent British Open Spring Festival, Derwent were delighted he accepted an invitation to fill the vacancy recently left on the cornet section.

“I am delighted Nick has joined Derwent Brass. He is clearly a very talented player indeed with a hard working attitude that blends in perfectly with the band’s ambitious team ethos. Attracting players of this standard significantly increases the flexibility of the section and I wish Nick a very long and enjoyable stay.”  (Keith Leonard, Musical Director)

Nick’s first engagement with the band was at their sell out ‘Stage and Screen’ concert on June 4th at Derby Theatre, celebrating the 28 performance run of ‘Brassed Off’ in 2015.

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