The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) has announced the addition of Jörgen Bootsma to the cornet section. Bootsma is a member of the Zutphen Corps in the east of Holland. He will be playing second cornet.
On the other side of the band, the Staff Band expressed sadness at the departure of Rein Quint (second trombone). Quint has made the unfortunate decision to leave the group because of personal circumstances. He was, and will remain, the band’s Librarian. This was Quint’s third tenure as a staff bandsman, with his first arrival in 1966, before many of the current players were born.
Amsterdam Staff Band Facebook page, posted by Steef Klepke.