October 17, 2020

New signing at St Dennis Band

By stdennisband

The band is delighted to announce the signature of a new playing member. Sarah Whitehead will be joining the band as their new First Horn player. Sarah is no stranger to the band, having played many times as a guest over several years. Sarah brings with her a significant wealth of talent and experience not only beneficial to the horn section but to the collective ensemble. Her Championship Section experience and vast success as a solo horn player, notably with the Mount Charles Band has seen Sarah perform at the very highest level with appearances at the RAH National Championships, British Open Grand Shield, English Nationals, All England Masters and Brass in Concert.

Director of Music Mr Darren R. Hawken commented; ‘I really am thrilled to make this significant and very welcomed addition to the ensemble. Sarah’s credentials as an outstanding horn player and bands person shines through in abundance. I marvel in her work ethic, mentality and sheer commitment that fits exactly with our developing ethos and culture. Collectively, Sarah and our Solo Horn player Francesca Bazeley have accumulated no less than six best solo horn awards at the WEBF (Bugle) Contest, that speaks volumes and fills me with great excitement going forwards.’

Sarah Whitehead commented; ‘The band has always made me feel very welcome and I’m extremely looking forward to joining the team as part of their very exciting future’.

New Tenor Horn signing – Sarah Whitehead