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Eastern promise with new top man at Blidworth

John McMurran becomes the new principal cornet at Blidworth Welfare after enjoying a career move back from the Far East.

Signings
  Blidworth Welfare have announced the signing of their new principal cornet

Blidworth Welfare Band has announced the appointment of John McMurran as their new principal cornet.

John's first experience of brass playing was in the Boy's Brigade in Belfast, before becoming principal cornet with 55th Old Boys' Band and Templemore Band before moving abroad with his work.

Founder member

After a break from banding he was a founder member of the Singapore Brass Society Band and then of Lion City Brass Band where he served as principal cornet until returning to the UK in early 2018.

While in Singapore, John also performed with Desford Colliery during their 2011 Asian Tour.

We kept the seat vacant until the right candidate came along and have been impressed not only with his playing ability and tonal quality, but also in leading the sectionMD, Simon Oates

Delighted

Musical Director, Simon Oates told 4BR: "We are delighted to sign such a quality player in the end chair.

We kept the seat vacant until the right candidate came along and have been impressed not only with his playing ability and tonal quality, but also in leading the section. I look forward to working together and producing some great music with John and welcome him to the band."



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Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)