Goodbye Grant, Welcome Matt!

Our beloved Solo Euphonium Grant Jameson has made the difficult decision to return to the USA and as such leave his seat with the band.

Grant signed for the band in 2015 under his tutor David Childs. When David made the move to Musical Director, Grant stepped up to the Solo seat, delivering outstanding performances for the band, featuring on multiple CD releases by Flowers. Grant was named Player of the Year in 2017 for his contributions to Flowers Band.

Matt Rowe, formerly of Ebbw Valley, has stepped forward to take up the solo seat

“I’m delighted to be joining such a top quality band as well as working with Paul Holland. It will be great to play in my first British Open in September, and will be great to return to the Royal Albert Hall in October. I have big shoes to fill from the previous occupants of the seat, but I’m very much looking forward to the challenge and drive to push the band further forward. I’m looking forward to stamping my own authority on the seat.”

Matt’s first outing will be at the West of England Area, where Flowers will be looking to defend their title as Champions and book another trip to the Royal Albert Hall in October.

Rob Wilshaw