July 19, 2018

St Dennis Band announces new Music Consultant

By stdennisband

It is with delight that the St Dennis Band announces that Mr Derek Greenwood has accepted the position of Music Consultant with immediate effect.

Derek is no stranger to the band having held the post of Musical Director in the early 90’s and more recently, providing invaluable input leading up to the British Open Spring Festival and the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival.

Professional Musical Director Mr Darren Hawken commented: ‘I am thrilled that Derek has accepted my invitation to take on this new and important consultancy role within the organisation. His knowledge, experience and huge success down the years will prove to be an invaluable asset to both myself and the band, ensuring that further progress is made in order to realise and achieve the very high ambitions of this ever progressive band. Whilst significant progress over the last few years has been notably achieved, my players are hungry for even greater success on both the contest and concert platforms.’

Mr Derek Greewood commented: I am delighted to be involved with St Dennis band once again.
Having worked with them before the Spring Festival and Bugle Contest, I was so impressed with the way MD Darren Hawken works with his band. His musicianship is a breath of fresh air to Cornish banding. He works so hard so it’s easy to see why the band improves so much. It will be a great pleasure to work with Darren and the band as I’m sure there will be further exiting times ahead.