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New Bass at Derwent

Derwent Brass have welcomed new EEb Bass signing Pete Hylton to the band. Pete Hylton Derwent Brass Eb Tuba

Impressive Stint

Pete is no stranger to brass banding having previously played with Gresley Colliery Band for an impressive 17 years (1994-2011) including a stint of conducting with their youth band in his last 4 years there. Before this, Pete played for the South Derbyshire Youth Band.


Some of Pete’s most treasured banding memories are captured by his time with the various youth bands including playing carols with the South Derbyshire Youth Band in weather conditions that were so cold that the instruments froze! Also whilst conducting the Gresley Youth Band Pete asked the renowned cornet soloist Roger Webster if he was able to play his solo a ‘tad quicker’, in which he smiled politely and said that he think he could manage to!


Pete completes the bass row sitting beside Neil Riddle on EEb, Martyn Carlisle on BBb and Jake Thompson also on BBb.

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