Solo Trombone

Adam Stretton

When I was in primary school an opportunity (which was only available for a limited number of students) arose to learn a brass instrument. One of very few students was myself and a few others and from then on started my journey playing trombone.

I started playing at the Greenfield training band not long after starting my lessons at school and then afterwards i moved onwards the Greenfield main band. After Greenfield band I moved to Friezland band on solo trombone were I received lessons off the Conductor at the time, Paul Kershaw. I spent around 7 years at Friezland band until I eventually moved to Dobcross Silver Band. Whilst I was at Dobcross I took part in my very first first contest, which happened to be the Northwest area playing in the third section with the piece A Cambrian Suite.

After 6 enjoyable months I moved to Linthwaite Band for a short period of time and then moved on to Stalybridge Old Band. After Stalybridge I Moved to Uppermill band were I became apart of a successful period for the band. Achievements from Whit Friday, Yorkshire and Humberside contest along with the 2nd place at the Northwest area third section area. Now moving on up to Boarshurst will be a great advancement and I'm excited for what's to come!.