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Carlton Main sign young cornet star

The talented young cornet player Lucy Heeley has joined Carlton Main Frickley

  The talented youngster Lucy Heeley is the latest signing to the Yorkshire Band

Carlton Main Frickley has announced the signing of talented young cornet player Lucy Heeley.

Lucy first came down to the band in December and has been taken under the mentoring wing of principal cornet Kirsty Abbotts, who told 4BR: "Lucy is a fantastic player for her age and will no doubt have an amazing future ahead of her. She has impressed all of us with her attitude and work ethic."

Worked way up

Lucy started playing in school but found her feet with Chapeltown Silver Band aged only 10, where she worked her way up to becoming assistant principal cornet and competing at two National Finals.

She recently held the principal cornet role at Strata Band, leading them at the Cheltenham National Final as well as on their Yorkshire Area and Spring Festival top section debuts.

I've enjoyed helping them out recently and am delighted to have been asked to become a full time memberLucy Heeley


A member of the National Children's Band and the National Youth Band of Great Britain, Lucy told 4BR: "I'm really excited to become part of such a fantastic band.

I've enjoyed helping them out recently and am delighted to have been asked to become a full time member.

I would like to thank Strata and Jonny Bates for giving me the opportunity to sit as principal cornet for all his help with my development as a player over the past year."

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