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Percussion

Elliot Davis - Percussion

Elliot was born into a musical family, most notably as the son of John Davis, the well known Midlands basedElliot Davis - Derwent Brass Percussion conductor of the former Riddings and most recently Dronfield & Newstead band fame. It seems Elliot withstood the inevitable pressure to follow in the family footsteps and play a brass instrument, instead chosing to opt for the peaceful sounds of a Drum Kit - we are glad he did as he has proved to be a fantastic percussionist!

Elliot has played before for the band by stepping in to support at an array of events and has always proved to be a very talented musician - the band were therefore delighted when he accepted the invitaiton to join Derwent Brass in Spring 2014. Elliot, as a versatile percussionist as also helped out an array of other Championship Section bands in the past, perhaps most notably and recently the famous Flowers Band. Elliot joins the boys at the back, leaving his former position as Principal Percussionist at the Dronfield Band.

 

 

 

 

Adam Bloor - Percussion

Adam is a young, but talented percussionist who joined the ranks of Derwent Brass in July 2018. He was taught the kit by legendary Derbyshire drummer Dave Armshaw and has acheived very high placings in nationwide drum kit competitions and more. 

Adam is currently the kit player of a 4-piece band called 'The Lapels' who recently released their first vinyl EP. In addition he also plays with both South East Derbyshire Music Centre Senior Wind Band and Youth Orchestra. From there he has also progressed to to the Derby & Derbyshire Schools Orchestra and both Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band, and Youth Orchestra. 

Rising through the county ranks also enabled Adam to to play at the Royal Northern College of Music in the National Concert Band Festival as well as tours in Belguim and France playing at such places as DisneyLand Paris and the Menin Gate. 

 

 

Glenn Charles - Percussion

Resume to follow

Justine Reid - Percussion

Justine returned to full time music in 2018 following a sabbatical to concentrate on her career as a GP and hectic home life, but had previously performed with Derwent Brass including their performance in the British Sea Power 'Sea of Brass' tour.

Her previous playing experience includes the Derbyshire County Youth Orchestra and Windbands and Orchestra of United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in the School Proms and also toured the Netherlands for the World Youth Festival.

Justine now balances a busy lifestyle (including 3 kids, the oldest of whom is learning drums and second child who is learning trumpet - she sincerely hopes the youngest choses something quiteter!) and away from work/the bandroom loves spending time both outdoors and with friends and family.

She has also performed with the Derby Hospital's Choir as a vocalist, plays the clarinet and is keen to learn guitar.

 

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