Hammonds rich in European talent


3642964_origThe Hammonds Saltaire Band are pleased to announce that Benjamin Richeton will be taking over the Soprano Cornet chair. Benjamin was Principal Cornet with the European Youth Band for two years and then moved to Soprano, a position he has now held there for over a year.
Benjamin who hails from France, is currently studying music at University of Salford and joined Hammonds on Bb cornet in September last year. Band Manager Dave Long said “we are very pleased to have Benjamin take over on Soprano Cornet. We feel it’s very important to invest in the best young players not just here in Yorkshire but also in Europe. Benjamin has already proven himself to be a talented, hardworking and committed player, we are sure he will prove to be an excellent Soprano player here at Hammonds.” Benjamin takes over from Kevin Donaldson who has had to step down due to increased work commitments. Dave commented “we were very sad to see Kevin step down but we fully understand that his work must come first. He has made an immense contribution to the band not only on Soprano but behind the scenes as well. His infectious enthusiasm and bubbly personality will be a big miss not just to YBS but to the brass band movement in general”

Benjamin Richeton made his debut on Soprano Cornet for Hammonds at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough on Saturday 24th January.

Darran West