Enderby Band have reported their pleasure in welcoming Daniel Thompson to the Solo Trombone seat.
An article on the Band’s website says that Daniel, who started playing the Trombone with the Salvation Army at the age of 7, seven years later becoming a member of the Territorial Youth Band (the Salvation Army’s equivalent of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain) – rising through the ranks to become Principal Trombone in 2019.
The website article continues: “Daniel is also a member of the ‘Territorial Music School A Band’ who recently visited California in order to participate in the 2019 Rose Bowl Parade.
Daniel has been the Principal Trombone of the Northern Divisional Music School since 2017. He also enjoys playing with Salvo Brass, joining its trombone section in September 2018.
His musical influences include Dr Stephen Cobb (International Staff Band) and Dr Howard Evans as well as trombone players Jonathan Evans (International Staff Band) and Paul Woodward (Black Dyke).
Daniel recently left his native North East to pursue his academic studies at the University of Leicester, where he is studying History and American Studies.”
Speaking of his joining the Enderby Band Organisation, Daniel stated:
“I am very excited to be joining Enderby Band and looking forward to getting to know its members and to working closely with its Musical Director, Ryan Richards”
The Bands MD Ryan Richards said:
“Daniel will be a great addition and with his diverse musical background, will bring a different perspective to the band”
[Source: Enderby Bands website]