Westacott to step down at B & R

Rob Westacott has announced that his competitive cornet playing career will come to end following his appearance at the Brass in Concert Championships with the National Champions, Brighouse and Rastrick.  
Rob has enjoyed a distinguished career having been a vital member of the cornet sections at Black Dyke, Tredegar, Grimethorpe and most recently, Brighouse & Rastrick, however, he now feels that the time is right to focus on other ventures. 
"It's perhaps the ideal time to step down," Rob said. "Looking back, I've been very fortunate to have played with some great bands under outstanding conductors and with wonderful friends and colleagues.  
I've totted up 40 years now, so I would like to concentrate on my other role as a very proud Chairman of Brighouse & Rastrick and enjoy concert playing with the likes of Tubular Brass." 
He added: "Winning the National title completed the musical journey as a player for me. I can now concentrate on helping developing the worldwide profile of Brighouse & Rastrick at such an exciting time for the organisation. My thanks go to everyone who has helped me throughout my playing career. Stepping away now after Brass in Concert opens up a new banding chapter for me." 
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