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New principal Eb bass at Cory

Thursday 13 January, 2022

Cory Band has announced the signing of Tommy Tynan to the principal Eb bass seat in the world’s number one ranked band.

Tommy will be joining the band in time for the Welsh Regional competition in March before completing his undergraduate music studies at Huddersfield University, moving permanently to Wales later in the year. He will replace the outgoing Simon Howell, who has been principal tuba for the past 14 years.

Philip Harper, musical director of The Cory Band, commented: “Simon has indicated to me for quite some time his intention to step down from Cory. He has been such an asset to the band for so many years that a successor has proved very difficult to find.

“However, Tommy has impressed everyone at the concerts he has played with Cory both in terms of his excellent playing and his professional and personable approach. I’m certain he will become a key member of the team and I look forward to a smooth transition over the coming months.”

Speaking on behalf of the University of Huddersfield, Stewart Worthy, subject leader, said: “We are extremely proud Tommy is being signed to Cory. He has continued to develop as an outstanding musician since he arrived with us, and it is a testament to his hard work and the strong culture of brass playing at Huddersfield that made this signing possible.

“Tommy is the second student in recent years to join Cory and we hope to continue producing more outstanding players in the future who can follow in his footsteps and join the number one brass band in the world.”

Simon Howell’s final engagement with Cory will be on February 20, at which point a full tribute will appear.

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