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The Co-operative Funeralcare Band announce personnel changes

Following the departure of Scott Kerr, Chris Flynn has been appointed principal euphonium. Chris is one of the UK's finest young talents at the age of 16. He has already made a name for himself in Scotland as an outstanding soloist, winning various awards and playing principal euphonium with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland. Of his appointment Chris said 'I'm absolutely delighted to have been offered the end chair. It's such a great opportunity for me to further my playing career, and I'm going to give it my all. I can't wait to get started'. 

 

Associate MD Bryan Allen commented that 'for someone of such a young age, he possesses a fantastic technique allied to mature and innate musical instincts. A player with a fine future ahead of him and one who is absolutely ready to take on the demands of this important role with the band'. Band Chairman Chris Davies added his thoughts: 'Chris is an astounding young talent and we're so lucky that he's agreed to continue his musical journey with us as principal euphonium. He's a very special musician, and I'm excited to watch him flourish over the coming years'.

 

Chris moves from the 1st baritone seat, which will be taken by new signing Scott FindlaterAssociate MD Allan Ramsay summed up Scott’s appointment by saying ‘I have always been hugely impressed with Scott’s playing any time that I have listened to him or worked with him. He has a rich quality of sound, excellent technique, and a very musical approach. He has gained a wealth of experience so far, in the euphonium seats of both Whitburn and Kirkintilloch, is a great bandsman, and represents another great addition for team Co-op’. 

 

Chris Davies summarised by saying ‘the band is going from strength to strength. We are stronger than we were 6 months ago, and the positive trajectory will continue. We have only just begun to scratch the surface of what this group of people can achieve, and I’m proud to be part of such a dedicated, tight-knit band. 2016 will be a very exciting year.

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