Black Dyke’s principal cornet player visited Suffolk to present two workshops and appear as guest soloist with Martlesham Brass in April.
Richard came to Martlesham Brass and spent the day in sunny Suffolk hosting workshops with our 100 members. The morning session was held with our Main Band where he took us through his way of approaching new music, and demonstrated various playing and breathing techniques.
In the afternoon he worked with our training bands where he answered a whole host of questions, inspiring our next generation of players and showing what an amazing talent he has.
He was our guest soloist in our evening concert, where he wowed our packed audience with gorgeous slow melodies, a beautiful duet with our Band President, Bruce, and finished off with the wonderful Zelda.
“Richard was truly inspirational, an amazing cornet player but with a way of putting things simply for all ages to consume. He put everyone at ease from the moment he arrived. Everyone really enjoyed having a session with him, and lots of asked when he will be back. Can’t wait to have another session with him.”