August 1, 2015

Exciting trio of new signings at St Dennis

By stdennisband

The St.Dennis Band are delighted to announce that cornet players Darren Hendy, Jasmine Ryder-Pollard and Joanne Ryder-Pollard are to be new members of the band.
Darren Hendy will take up the coveted principal cornet seat, Jasmine on repiano cornet and Joanne completing the back row. All three players bring a huge wealth of experience, knowledge and professionalism to the band and we are delighted and excited about the future ahead.
Musical Director Darren Hawken added, ‘I am greatly looking forward to working with the new additions as part of the St.Dennis Band team. The sheer magnitude of signing all three players of this quality is a tremendous statement of intent clearly showing what direction the band wish to take. This new look cornet section has the attributes and qualities to be unrivalled throughout the South West of England and underpins the attraction that is St.Dennis Band built on years of tradition and success.

Darren Hendy commented, ‘I am very proud and honoured to be the new principal cornet of St Dennis Band and look forward to the challenge ahead’.

Since the arrival of Ellie Joy a few weeks ago as the bands new flugelhorn player, we would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Peter Jackson for filling the seat temporarily and we now welcome him back to the new cornet section.