Sometimes in the current banding world it is necessary for players to demonstrate a level of flexibility within the band to accommodate others and/or fill gaps. We are lucky at Rockingham to have two very flexible individuals who have moved within the band to do exactly that.
Jonothan Braithwaite came to band to play alongside his Father, Alan, shortly after the appointment of Mr Adam Whittle as M.D. He joined the band on repiano cornet but soon after moved to the front row. Jonothan then moved to the trombone section to fill a vacant seat but found his way back to the cornet section by early 2017. In December, Jonathan again moved back to the trombone which, having moved several times for the good of the band, should have been his final endeavor. Not likely! Jonothan is now back on the cornet line playing 2nd Cornet for the rgionals 2018!
Luke Robins also joined the band after Adams arrival and progressed, on merit, from the back row to 2nd man. However, due to a vacant seat, he has now agreed to play 3rd cornet for the regionals 2018.
The band would like to thank both members for their outstanding flexibility and willingness to help fill positions. It is bandsmen such as these that sustain the future of bands across the globe.
Thank you Gentlemen!