The Fairey Band are delighted to announce the signing of Tom Smith as their new Principal Cornet player. This exciting, forward looking appointment demonstrates the band’s desire for further success.
A student at the RNCM, Tom joins the band after gaining experience with Grimethorpe Band and more recently as Principal Cornet with Pemberton Old. Tom has also been keeping busy over the last few months continuing to make music with his innovative social media and YouTube recordings.
Following in the footsteps of many great players that include Norman Ashcroft, Phillip McCann, Brian Taylor and Ian Porthouse, Tom will take up the position when current restrictions are lifted.
Speaking of his appointment, Tom said: “I am very excited to be starting my next chapter as a principal player with the Fairey band. With some other new appointments, it also looks to be a very exciting time for the band, which I am looking forward to being a part of once back in the band room.”
Musical Director Adam Cooke added: ‘I’m delighted that Tom will be joining Fairey’s and look forward to working with him once we can get back to rehearsing. His growing reputation as a top class soloist, as well as his forward-thinking approach to reaching new audiences online over the past few months, make him the ideal candidate to join us.’