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Shaun Crowther retires from Grimethorpe

Friday 3 January, 2020

Long-serving Grimethorpe Colliery Band tuba player, Shaun Crowther, has retired from his position with the band.

The announcement brings down the curtain on around 17 years of involvement in Grimethorpe for Shaun, during which time he also played a significant role in the development of Grimethorpe Youth Band.

A spokesperson for the band said: "Grimethorpe Colliery Band is sad to be saying goodbye to Shaun after almost 17 years of loyal and dedicated service. An exemplary bandsman, superlative section leader, soloist and character of legendary status(!), Shaun will be sorely missed by everyone associated with the band.

"In addition to Shaun’s work with the senior band his commitment to assisting in the development of the Grimethorpe Youth band over recent years has been outstanding. Given Shaun’s ongoing professional commitment to the education of young brass players we look forward to continuing our relationship with him in this area in the future."

An announcement regarding Shaun’s replacement will be made shortly.