Arrival and departures

Norman Green has bravely stepped forward to accept the role of band secretary. Many thanks to Norman for taking on this sometimes difficult task. Correspondence can be sent to him via

The band are delighted to welcome a number of new players to the band.

A very warm welcome to;


Mike Hedley Principal Cornet


Mike started to play the cornet in 1971 at the age of 14 with a local Manchester band, In 1974 Mike joined the Cheetham Hill Band, a second section band conducted by Derick Garside and played as assistant principle cornet.


In 1975 Mike had his first break and joined the Hammonds Sauce Works Band. After several months he then moved to Besses O’th Barn band on second cornet under the baton of Elgar Howarth.


In 1977 Roy Newsome became the musical director of Besses and put Mike as assistant principle cornet under the supervision of Brian Mather the principle cornet.


In 1979 Mike joined the Armed Forces and played for the Royal Corps of Transport Band. He attended two years at Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall and had the fantastic opportunity of being tutored by Professor John Wilbraham. With John Mike had the opportunities to play with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and various orchestras. At the school of music Mike won Best Improved Musician in 1983.


In 1984 Mike decided to stop playing and embarked on a completely different career.

In 2010 after a 26 year break from music Mike started to play again and is now at Hunmanby Silver Band.




Natalie Hook Solo cornet

Dave Hook   2nd cornet

Rob Dawson 2nd Euphonium

Martin Wilson BBb Bass


All interested players please do get in touch you will be very welcome.

We are currently looking for the following players in particular;


Soprano cornet

Bass Trombone

If you are interested please contact

New and returning players are especially welcome come and give it a go !