Heyes retires from Leyland
Following 30 years of outstanding service, Brian Heyes has retired from the Leyland Band. He has played an integral role with the band, both as a musician and as part of the administrative team since joining in 1987. He has held every seat in the cornet section during his tenure in the band and most recently has been of tremendous support and value in the assistant principal chair.
Brian has given incredible service for so many years, and he will be very much missed at Leyland Band. M.D. Tom Wyss paid tribute at Brian’s final concert in Warrington’s Parr Hall, recounting a long list of contest successes in addition to thanking him for tireless service and commitment.
A band spokesperson stated, "Brian has given incredible service for so many years, and he will be a huge loss. His final solo received a standing ovation at every venue, and we were lucky to be able to document his remarkable career with a surprise retirement party attended by past and present Leyland players. We wish Brian all the very best as he now looks to spend more time with his young son Jacob."
Leyland also announced that they secured the services of highly-rated Luke Pallister who takes over Brian's role as assistant principal cornet.
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