The Trombone Section
Meet the Trombones
Probably one of the most recognised instruments in a brass band and a loved favourite amongst the audiences for their sliiidddeeee-y sound, the Trombone section consists usually of three Players.
Two players take on the Tenor Trombone (1st and 2nd) while a third player tackles the Bass Trombone. The bass trombone player is the only brass player that reads in Bass Clef!
Andrew Holling - Solo Trombone
Andy started playing when he was six when his arms were too short to reach past 4th position. Andy's dad made an extension handle out of an old lyre. He played at all levels of brass band, BA (hons) in band studies where he studied under Derek Southcott and Nick Hudson. Andy favours concert playing over contesting and is not renowned for suffering fools gladly, especially conductors. He claims that the pinnacle of his career is playing with Rockingham, Thurcroft and Ireland Colliery Bands and he's most proud of helping support a school orchestra at the junior proms at the Albert Hall. Andy's Random Fact.. he would rather be on a scooter rally!
David Wadsworth - Bass Trombone
Dave started to play at the age of 20 with the Elsecar Silver Prize Band, learning to play the Tenor Trombone. During his time at Elsecar, He was introduced to his wife Jacky by our BBb bass player, Ray. Since then, Dave has played for several bands including Chapeltown and West Riding Fire Service having left the tenor trombone behind for the bass.
Outside of the band, Dave has turned his hand to many roles. His first career path saw him qualify as a blacksmith. A qualification he gained straight out of education whilst working at Hall and Pickles. He later moved to colliery work as a chock fitter below ground before a short spell at Osbourne Steel. Dave joined the fire service as a part time fire fighter before becoming full time some years later, finishing his tenure as an instructor. He finally turned his hand to coach driving which he still enjoys to this day.