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New MD at Spennymoor

Sunday 10 December, 2017

Spennymoor Town Band has announced the appointment of Fiona Casewell as its musical director. Fiona hails from Rutland and played euphonium for Virtuosi GUS band before relocating to the north east in 2011. A qualified music teacher, she works as a brass teacher for Durham Music and is also a visiting tutor at Durham University. Fiona currently plays principal baritone in the north east’s leading band, Reg Vardy, and is a featured soloist with them band.

Fiona said: “I am excited at being at the helm of a band with such potential. My aim is to take the band to the next level while also making sure everyone has fun and enjoys the experience!”

Hugh Stephenson, Vice President of Spennymoor Town Band, commented: “Fiona joins us at the start of an exciting new journey for the band as we prepare for upcoming concerts and contests.” He added: “I would Iike to say a big thank you to Neil Davies for his time as conductor and I’m pleased that Neil will be supporting Fiona in her development as a conductor as he remains a playing member of the band.”