Ian Howarth -
Ian Howarth started playing at the age of 8 under the influence of his father Cyril Howarth, Faireys long standing Band Manager and player for 32 years.
Ian started his banding career at Besses Boys before moving onto his local band in Chadderton. Through his Dad's influence, Norman Ashcroft then took Ian to the Rochdale Band. By the age of fourteen he had moved onto Faireys playing 3rd Cornet.
When Professor Hargreaves arrived to conduct the Band, Ian then made the transition on to Horn and remained a Faireys player until 1994 when he left to spend more time with his wife Yvonne and three daughters.
After a two year break and living in Whitefield he was asked to help out Besses o'th'Barn band which he did on and off for ten years. The Fairey Band then made the call and invited Ian to
rejoin the ranks as a key administrator and committee
member, thus following in his fathers footsteps. An offer Ian could not resist!