Young Tuba Star Joins Grimethorpe

Dr Robert Childs is pleased to announce that 18 year old Tommy Tynan has signed for Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Tommy is from Saddleworth and is currently Principal BBb Tuba with the NYBBGB a position he has held for almost two years. He is also a member of Marsden Band and Tommy would like to thank Marsden and Glyn Williams for all the help and support they have given him over the years.

Dr Childs said, “I have watched Tommy’s progress through the NYBBGB, he has done lots of rehearsals and several Concerts for me at Grimethorpe and I’m sure he is good enough and has the potential to become a truly great BBb Bass player”.

Tommy commented on his appointment, “It’s an honour to be asked to play for this great band under the baton of Dr Childs and the chance to play in the same section as legendary tuba soloist Shaun Crowther was too big an opportunity to turn down”.