Crewe Brass is certainly investing in youthful talent as it looks towards a bright future, with the appointment of its first Young Ambassadors
Band spokesperson Rob Richardson told 4BR: "Olivia Taylor and Lily-Mae McLaren have accepted the innovative new roles within the Crewe Brass organisation.
We recognise the importance of youth in our and the future of the brass band movement. As a result these roles have been created to lead on youth development and recruitment working with MD Matt Pithers to provide interesting and challenging concert programmes with a focus on making Crewe Brass the band to be in for the talented youngsters in the area."
He added: "Olivia (cornet) and Lily-Mae (horn) will undoubtedly be huge success. They both take a massive role in music in the schools and youth bands in the area too, and they both come from brass band families where music and brass bands play an integral part of family life."
The appointment of Lily-Mae and Olivia states the importance of youth to Crewe Brass. Both provide energy and drive to help Crewe Brass reshape for the futureCrewe Brass
Energy and drive
Musical Director, Matt Pithers, added: "The appointment of Lily-Mae and Olivia states the importance of youth to Crewe Brass. Both provide energy and drive to help Crewe Brass reshape for the future.
I would encourage any young players to get in touch and have a chat with our Young Ambassadors to see what they can do for their bands.
Echoing Matt's enthusiasm, Crewe Brass Chairman, David Michell added: "The committee are delighted that Olivia and Lily-Mae have accepted their new roles.
The committee recognise the importance of youth and we look forward to working with both of them."