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New cornetists to Black Dyke Band

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Black Dyke Band has announced the
signing of Jon Hammond on assistant
principal cornet and Adam Finch on 3rd
cornet. “It is an honour and a privilege to
be appointed assistant principal cornet of
the world famous Black Dyke Band,” said
Jon. “it has been a lifelong goal of mine
to be a part of this amazing band and to
do this and to sit between my brother,
Tim, and Richard Marshall makes it even
more special. I am really looking forward
to working with Professor Childs and this
magnificent band. I would like to thank
David Roberts and Rothwell Band for their
support and friendship over the last 18
Adam Finch is a postgraduate student at
Salford University. He has been a regular
deputy in the cornet section over the past
year, and was an obvious choice for the
cornet section when a vacancy became
available. Richard Marshall commented
“For the last few years I have taught Adam
at the University of Salford and I have
been impressed with his commitment
and attitude. I personally wish both Jon
and Adam many happy years with the