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Cornet star Liv Appleton joins Eccles Borough Band

A new star has been signed to the roster of the historic and award-winning Eccles Borough Band.

Cornet player Liv Appleton began with the instrument at the age of just 7, playing for Old Hall Community Band.

Under the expert guidance of Peter Littlehales she joined Old Hall Brass at age 13, where she quickly worked her way up to take her place as principal cornet at 16.

The last twelve months have seen Liv play in a number of high profile appearances and performances with Old Hall Brass, North West Youth Band, and Foden’s Youth Band.

She achieved a podium finish in the 2014 Foden’s Slow Melody competition for her age group and she has shared centre stage alongside her professional tutor and musical mentor, cornet superstar Iain Culross; from the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band, in sell-out performances.

“Old Hall Brass started my love for banding,” said Liv.

“I’m looking forward to working with Eccles, it’s a fantastic opportunity to play with such an amazing bunch of musicians at such a promising phase in the band’s history.”

Liv joins Eccles Borough Band during a very exciting period of change and progression for the historic band.

In the last year alone Eccles have lifted numerous trophies and accolades and have their sights firmly set on the National area qualifiers in March 2015.

“I’m so pleased that Liv has agreed to join Eccles,” said the band’s musical director, Mareika Gray.

“She’s just one of the many excellent players that have signed for the band recently, we’re honoured to welcome her into our ranks.

“Liv is a wonderful player and we’re sure that this is just the beginning of a long and successful career with Eccles Borough Band.”

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