A King surveys his Gallery

Issue 5959

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WHAT'S ALL THE PALAVER WITH PALANGA?

SAGE GATESHEAD PREPARES FOR OUTSTANDING BRASS IN CONCERT LINE-UP

Front row coup for Foden's

Friday 31 March, 2017

Foden's Band has announced the signing of Darren Lea on solo cornet. Speaking about the signing, Band Manager Mark Wilkinson commented: "All at Foden's are extremely pleased that Darren has joined the band. I have been a great admirer of his playing for a number of years and he will bring a wealth of experience to the band."

Darren joins from Jaguar Land Rover Band where he has been the bands principal cornet for a total of eight years as well as spending seven years on soprano. Prior to this Darren has had spells with Desford and GUS bands.

Speaking about his appointment, Darren (who also works as a development officer for Brass Bands England) commented: "I am extremely pleased to be joining such a fantastic group of musicians at the world famous Foden's Band and especially to be part of a cornet section led by Mark Wilkinson. I will continue to be associated with JLR Band and thank my friends and family for the support they have given me with my move."