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Russell Garner

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Occupation:
Position: Repiano Cornet
Date joined: 2016
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Lynda Auty

Lynda Auty

Occupation: Retired
Position: Second Cornet
Date joined: March 2014
Previous brass bands: None
Favourite brass band piece: Hard to choose! Cornet Carillon (Robert Binge) or A Moorside Suite (Gustav Holst) are among my favourites.
Best brass banding moment: My first Christmas Day tour of Grange Moor with the band.
Player History: I’m a total perpetual beginner!
Interesting fact: I’ve visited Guca Trumpet Festival in Serbia twice.

Val Hope

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Occupation: Retired (previously a lecturer in Music Education at Leeds University)
Position: Second Cornet
Date joined: 2001
Previous brass bands: None – I have always been a member of Grange Moor Brass Band
Favourite brass band piece: Too many to choose just one!
Best brass banding moment: Feeling the surge of power and playing in my first concert in Harrogate.
Player history: I started playing the cornet in 2001 when Steve Platten ran workshops to increase the number of players in Grange Moor Brass Band. I joined the main band in 2002 as a back row cornet player and continued there until 2013 when I took over as conductor. In 2017 I decided that I wanted to be a player again and I returned as a front row player in 2018.
Interesting fact: I conduct the Grange Moor Youth Training Band.

Tony Clifton

Tony Clifton

Occupation: Police Volunteer (Voluntary) Neighbourhood Watch
Position: Third Cornet
Date joined: 2018
Previous brass bands: Emley Band, Margate Silver Band, Royal Engineers Staff Band
Favourite brass band piece: I can’t choose
Best brass banding moment: Winning the Third Section at the Regional Championships in 2016
Player History: I currently play with the West Yorkshire Police Band
Interesting fact: I played for the Royal Engineers Staff Band for two years during National Service.

Graham Ervine

Graham Ervine

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Position: Third Cornet
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Alison Waring

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Position: Third Cornet
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