THE search is on for enthusiastic players to join the Dobcross Brass Monkeys and keep their successful band going.
Phil Cumberworth, Musical Director for the band, said: “The band had a great 2017 with some cracking concerts, and the highlight of the year was performing a sell-out concert in Delph’s Millgate Theatre.
“Although the weather forecasts tormented us all year, we still managed to perform outside concerts at Shaw and Uppermill and also entered eight Whit Friday village contests.
“We were finally being beaten by snow when due to play at the Shaw Masonic carol service.
“It was also good to see that some of our efforts paid off as a number of players were promoted into the Dobcross Silver Band.
“Unfortunately, this has left us with a few holes that I need to fill quickly in order to keep the momentum going.
“The players I am searching for will have played before and have thought of having another dabble or want to keep their lips in practice.
“They may not be able to give 100 per cent commitment and aren’t particular about playing in brass band contests.
“The Monkeys are a very social band and enjoy each others company; so much so that we are hopeful of a weekend away this year, somewhere in the UK.
“We accept new and existing players on any instruments but in particular I would like to hear from any cornet players, horn players, and EEb Bass.”
Practice nights are Monday and Thursday at Dobcross Band Club.
Anyone interested in a possible placing please ring Phil Cumberworth on: 07841 326505.