Thursday, 29 March 2012

Professional Card: Gerald Pottingshed

Gerald Pottingshed was born in Clayton-le-Moors and began playing the cornet at the age of 27 with the Chubstone Invicta Band. He was quickly found out and ended up on BBb bass. During this time he studied under the tutelage of Leyton Regis MBE and accepted the position of Principal Tuba with the Pangthorpe Lions Charity Wind Orchestra.

He is well respected as a band trainer and conductor throughout the Chubstone area and has conducted such bands as the Mackeson Stout Band (with whom he came runner up at the 2001 Cubley Brass Festival), the Charnworth (Potters Paints) Band and the Chorlton-le-Dale Ironworks Band.

Basically he can't get any work and is sat at home most evenings twiddling his thumbs. He is nobbut £30 a rehearsal (£50 if you're sponsored), so give him a call on Chubstone 87341.