New Solo Cornet at Grimethorpe


Grimethorpe Colliery Band is delighted to announce the signing of Vicki Kennedy to the Solo Cornet bench. Vicki is no stranger to the Grimethorpe Colliery Band having played for the band back in 2014 after she completed her studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Whilst a student she was Principal Cornet of Tongwynlais Temperance Band. After completing her studies in Wales, Vicki also held positions with Carlton Main Frickley, Black Dyke and most recently being Principal Cornet with Hatfield & Askern Colliery Band.

Vicki’s connection with Grimethorpe goes back quite a long way, with both her uncles Nicholas and Robert Childs on her Mother’s side, as well as Vicki’s Father Stewart, Uncle Mick and Cousin Andy also being former members of the band!

On joining the band Vicki commented, “I would like to thank all of my friends and MD Stan Lippeatt at Hatfield & Askern Colliery Band. I have enjoyed my time with them very much and will remain a friend of the band. I am excited to be joining many good friends at Grimethorpe and am looking forward to what the future holds!”

M.D. David Thornton said, “I’m delighted that Vicki will be joining the team. She brings a great combination of youth, experience and a thirst for success, exactly what we’re looking for at Grimethorpe. I cannot wait to get back into rehearsals with such a strong solo cornet team.” Vicki will be officially welcomed to the band when rehearsals resume.


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