Principal Cornet - Adam Albinson
Adam started playing the trumpet at the age of 8 with Mr Mooney at Christ the King Primary School. He was given an opportunity to play for Mr John Miller at the Royal Northern College of Music when he was 11, who suggested he audition for the Junior RNCM. Adam started attending the Junior RNCM in 2007 where he completed his grade 5 trumpet in 2008. Adam has performed with many different orchestras and bands including Manchester Youth Wind Orchestra. He has also competed in competitions as a solo artist and won his category at Blackpool Festival in 2009. Adam attends St Matthew’s RC High School where he is principal trumpet in the Concert Band and the Brass Ensemble.
In April 2010 he started showing an interest in Brass Bands, so he came to an open day with Middleton Band. He enjoys the hectic life of the Brass Band; he gets pleasure from playing the cornet and is grateful for the chances the band has given him, like playing the post horn for the very first time. Adam’s hopes for the future are to be the best he can be.
Adam plays Post Horn Gallop as a duet with Sop cornet Lou
Tony joined the Middleton band in 2005, along with other members coming from the Moston & Beswick Band, bringing a wealth of experience with him.
Tony has 35 years experience, and has been playing since the age of 11, when he learned to play the tenor horn, later moving onto cornet and also briefly playing Flugel and Soprano. He began his banding career at the now disbanded Moston & Beswick band and during his playing career returned there many times.
Tony has played in many bands including Besses O’ Th’ Barn, Blackley, Brighouse & Rastrick, CWS Manchester, Mirrlees, Moston & Beswick, Newton Heath, Oldham Co-op Pioneers and Rochdale, to name a few.
Tony has played in many positions in the band including rep, 2nd man down, flugel and principal cornet where he has won several ‘best solo cornet’ prizes at march contests.
Tony Plays the flugel solo ”I Don’t know how to love him”
Victoria, or Tori as she prefers to be known, has a wealth of experience having played for numerous bands including Dobcross Youth and Holme Silver. Tori, originally a horn player has made a valuable addition to our front row.