Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Brighouse and Rastrick Band announce that Dominic Longhurst will replace Kyle Lawson as the new principal cornet of the band with immediate effect.

It comes shortly after Kyle’s reluctant decision to return back to his home in New Zealand for personal reasons and to continue his role in the New Zealand Army Band. Kyle will continue to play on the cornet bench with the band until after the Europeans at the end of April.

The band would like to wish Kyle the very best for his career in music. He made an instant impact to British banding at the recent contests with his unique sound and we are all sad to see him leave West Ridings.

Dominic is currently in his first year at the Royal Northern College of Music and has been on the front row for a year with the band. He continues to impress the band with his lyrical, musical sound and we couldn’t think of a better player to take the top seat.

Congratulations Dominic on acquiring the principal cornet seat!