“New” Faces At Newstead Brass

February 2, 2024
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February 2, 2024 admin

Newstead Brass are pleased to welcome Ben Waller and Elspeth Malcolm!

Ben started playing Baritone in 2009 at 8 years old and quickly got involved in local Barnsley Music Service ensembles. Progressing in confidence and playing ability, he finally joined Barnsley Metropolitan Brass Band in 2015 and competed in his first Yorkshire Area Contest in 2016. On moving to Nottingham to begin his university studies, Ben joined the University of Nottingham Brass Band and has been invited to dep for various Midlands-based bands, including Newstead Brass in the Christmas of 2019. Ben just couldn’t stay away from Newstead and has joined full-time on our 2nd Euphonium seat.

Elspeth began playing trumpet in 2006 at age 9 and soon became part of her local band, Ceramic Brass. Playing in no less than 8 different ensembles during her time at school, El went on to become a member of both the orchestra and concert band at Bangor University as well as conductor of Bangor University Brass Band. On her return to the Midlands in 2018 El quickly settled back into banding, enjoying a successful period as Assistant Principal Cornet at The Staffordshire Band and competing with Newstead Brass at the First Section Finals in Cheltenham whilst our resident Principal Cornet was away on maternity leave. El is a familiar face in many cornet sections across the Midlands (and beyond!). She has enjoyed regular depping opportunities at bands including Flowers, GUS and Sovereign, and is thrilled to have now rejoined Newstead Brass on Flugel.

Newstead Brass welcomed both El and Ben to the band in Summer 2023 and we look forward to hearing them play at our upcoming performances! 💛🖤

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