Pilling Jubilee Silver Band
*2020 3rd Section National Finalists*
**Promoted to 2nd Section in 2021**
If you are interested in our Soprano Cornet vacancy please contact us through our 'Contact' page.
I have been playing since I was 8 years old. My original band was Barnton Silver Band in Cheshire. I have also played for Cheshire Constabulary band, Tarporley band, Morecambe and Lancaster brass bands. I have been playing with Pilling band for a few years now and love playing the Repiano cornet.
I find it a huge honour to play the last post on Armistice day and this is one of my favourite moments throughout the year. Other things that keep me out of trouble include my job as a secondary science teacher, growing our own vegetables on an allotment, my tropical fish tank, cycling with my children, theme parks, Skiing and most importantly spending time with my family.
I have been playing the cornet for 11 years, and have been banding for 10, with the first band I joined being Hebden Bridge Junior Brass Band, where I would eventually work my way up to Principal Cornet. I have also been involved with Calderdale Music Service Youth Orchestra, which led to a massed performance in the Royal Albert Hall. My first taste of competitive banding came when I joined Friendly Band, regularly playing Repiano Cornet, and I often ‘depped’ with other bands around West Yorkshire before going to Lancaster University, where I study English Literature and Religious Studies. I am also involved with the University’s Brass Band and Wind Band. Aside from banding, I’m a huge recreational music fan, and my hobbies include going to concerts and collecting records.y
I'm an English language graduate from Lancaster university currently working in Blackpool as a Liaison Officer supporting students through their education. I picked up the saxophone when I was 9 and played all around the UK and Europe while I was at high school. When I came to university, I joined the music society and got a bit carried away learning to conduct and picking up as many new instruments as I possibly could. When I realised that all of my close friends played in the brass band I bought a cornet over Facebook and I haven't looked back since. I am mostly self-taught and definitely still learning, but having the best time in the process and I'm so excited about being involved with such a brilliant brass band!
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I started playing cornet when I was 8 years old and have been playing in my local brass band for over 10 years on both cornet and flugelhorn, as well as playing trumpet in my sixth form wind band and swing band. I am currently studying French and Linguistics at Lancaster University and play in the university brass band and wind band. I am also a member of the music society committee as one of the brass band reps. Outside of music, I am a keen photographer and I enjoy travelling to new places, particularly if it’s somewhere I can practice my French!
I have played cornet since joining the band in 1970.
Aside from band, my other love is football.