Fishburn 'overjoyed' at Armstrong

The Fishburn Band are reported to be 'overjoyed' at the signing of horn star Martin Armstrong ahed of the area contest next weekend.


The Fishburn Band has informed 4BR that they are 'overjoyed' that Martin Armstrong has returned to the band on solo horn.


A clearly delighted Secretary Jeff Bell told 4BR: "We are overjoyed by the news. Martin's had a very successful time since he first played for the band with Foden's, Black Dyke and Grimethorpe and has joined in time for the North East Regionals.

Martin will team up again with Russell Gray, who directed Leyland to the National Finals victory whilst he was a member there."

To have a player of Martins calibre, professionality and experience come to the band is excellent. It's a massive boost for us, and will give us a much needed liftJeff Bell

Massive Boost

Jeff added: "To have a player of Martins calibre, professionality and experience come to the band is excellent. It's a massive boost for us, and will give us a much needed lift."

Over the Moon

Meanwhile Martin told 4BR: "I'm over the moon to return to Fishburn and can't wait to get to work in helping the band push forward."

The band welcomes other additions in Anna Ferguson (rep), Jane Bateman (cornet), Eileen Derin (horn), Andy Hunter (trombone), as well as the much appreciated return of Suzanne Kay.

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