Meet The Band

Kenneth Moore

Kenneth Moore

Instrument

Solo Cornets

I started playing Cornet at the very young age of 7 with the Salvation Army until I was 16 years old. I had a little rest then until I was 35 when I started up again with Langley Park Band then Ferryhill Band and afte…

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Cathy clifford

Cathy clifford

Instrument

David Overton

David Overton

Instrument

Solo Cornets

Bio coming soon …

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Clare Weirs

Clare Weirs

Instrument

James William Pace  (Billy)

James William Pace (Billy)

Instrument

Soprano Cornet

I started to play trumpet at 12-13 years of age, my first band was Lumley Methodist Church Band on Cornet moving up the ladder to Solo Cornet and I still play with them to this day. I was approached to play with the P…

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Joe Irving

Joe Irving

Instrument

Repiano Cornet

I was a relatively late starter to Brass Music but I started out playing with the Salvation Army. Over the years I have played with several bands including Silksworth, Murton, Peterlee, Sacriston and now Pittington,…

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David Nesbit

David Nesbit

Instrument

2nd Cornets

I started out playing trumpet at school for a couple of years. Then nothing until I had another go when I was in my fifties, I now play 2nd Cornet with the band. Outside of my playing I enjoy Mountaineering, gardenin…

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Sue Iqbal

Sue Iqbal

Instrument

Ray Dominy

Ray Dominy

Instrument

Colin Surtees

Colin Surtees

Instrument

Sue Hayton

Sue Hayton

Instrument

Jackie Miller

Jackie Miller

Instrument

1st Horn

I started playing as a young child with the Salvation Army and joined Pittington Band shortly after its formation in 1992 to accompany my son then aged 10 some 20 years ago now. I hope to continue playing for enjoymen…

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Helen Williams

Helen Williams

Instrument

Denise Greenwell

Denise Greenwell

Instrument

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Instrument

Euphonium

I started out playing at the tender age of 10 with Horden Salvation Army YP Band, and was on tenor horn for about 5 years with them, then an opportunity to play with a First Section Band came along that band was Head …

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Ian Weightman

Ian Weightman

Instrument

Recently joined pittington brassin 2017

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David Gent

David Gent

Instrument

1st Baritone

Bio on its way……………….

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Beryl Cleghorn

Beryl Cleghorn

Instrument

2nd Baritone

Bio and photo on its way….

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Norman Bambrough

Norman Bambrough

Instrument

2nd Baritone

After a life long ambition to play in a brass band, I saw an advert in the local library that the local band Pittington was looking for players of all capabilities to join them, so in Jan 1997 I took up the challeng…

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Philip Wake

Philip Wake

Instrument

1st Trombone

I have been practicing since I was 12 to become a trombone player. I think I’m starting to get there. When I was about 13 the Sunderland Schools Brass and a Durham wind group played at the Seaburn hotel in Sunderlan…

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John Weirs

John Weirs

Instrument

Lynn Patterson

Lynn Patterson

Instrument

2nd Trombone

Bio on its way……

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Andrew Sellers

Andrew Sellers

Instrument

Bio to follow soon

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Norman Kennady

Norman Kennady

Instrument

Bass Trombone

Bio coming soon…

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Richard Stelling

Richard Stelling

Instrument

Eb Bass

A founder member, Eb base player and now Conductor.

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Malcolm Smith

Malcolm Smith

Instrument

Bb Bass

I first started playing a brass instrument at Junior school however this was short lived as other interests soon took over those being Elvis and Tommy Steel. After this time a took up playing once again for several ye…

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Barry Patterson

Barry Patterson

Instrument

Eb Bass

I started learning the tuba at age 61 so there’s hope for us all. My wife brought the Eb bass home saying the band needed more bass players, this was despite me being asthmatic. Do you think she’s trying t…

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Albert Taylor Stelling (Alby)

Albert Taylor Stelling (Alby)

Instrument

Percussion

After faffing about with a guitar for about 40 years or so I started to learn the Bb Bass in about 1995/96. I thought I may as well try to join the band instead of just ferrying my son Richard (Principal Eb Bass playe…

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