New Thurrock Marching Brass Assistant Corps Director
Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to confirm that Laura Pickton has been appointed as Assistant Corps Director to Jay Lindner, Corps Director.
Laura succeeds Cheryl Corcoran after an incredibly successful year as Assistant Corps Director but whose time has been pressed due to work and family commitments. Cheryl will remain an important part of TMB and help in any way that her time and availability will allow.
Laura has been with TMB for a good number of years as both front line instructor, musician and Drum Major. She has also enjoyed performing within Thurrock Academy’s A Guard. Laura has worked in secondary schools as a music technician, teaching music and has a background in technical theatre, drama and music and has provided additional services in her capacity as a freelance theatre technician, actress, prop maker and composer. Her work has been utilised in film, TV, music videos and video games and she will be appearing in a mainstream BBC 1 drama series being aired in 2017.
Speaking of her new appointment Laura comments: “When I joined TMB’s front line music staff all those years ago I had no idea just how rich and diverse the opportunities would be for me. The members here are amazingly talented and I firmly believe that music will enhance all of their lives going forwards. The shift to the Winter Theatre production has brought the opportunity to further develop the members musically and to encourage staff
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to also develop their own skills, and what a fun time we are all having with it so far. I would like to thank Jay Lindner for placing his faith in me for this important role and Cheryl Corcoran for all she has done previously too and I will be doing my best to step into these shoes and to help the TMB family continue to push forwards in a positive and fun way.”
Corps Director, Jay Lindner adds: “First of all thank you to Cheryl Corcoran who has done an outstanding job. We all know too well the constraints on time and I am glad that Cheryl has been able to still stay with us and to continue to help in any way that her time will allow. Secondly, Laura’s appointment just solidifies for me a recognition for someone who has worked tirelessly for all our young members over a number of years. Her dedication to the program, to the musical development and above all to our young members is evident for all to see and I couldn’t be any more pleased to have her by my side as we carve out new paths together here at TMB to provide what I hope to be brilliant experiences for everyone involved. Congratulations Laura and your appointment.”