Pilling Jubilee Silver Band
*2021 3rd Section National Finalists*
**Promoted to 2nd Section in 2021**
I currently play Flugelhorn having previously played solo cornet and 2nd cornet.
I have been playing with Pilling Band since I was 10 years old which means I have been playing far too long (17years!!)
I also play an active role on the band committee and have been secretary for at least 10years.
I love any pieces from musicals but hate test pieces!!
Outside of band I don’t have time for another hobby but I love spending time with our new baby girl Ellie and walking our springador Bex.
I began playing a cornet at the age of 10 and joined Eccles Borough Band, later playing for Darwen and Warburton’s Brass Band on cornet, flugel and tenor horn. After taking a break of nearly twenty five years, due to family and work commitments, I began playing again eight years ago. I joined Pilling Band after moving to this area last year and I am thoroughly enjoying playing again with such a bunch of friendly people!
I have played a brass instrument since the age of 8. My first band was Penrith Town band. I have played with many bands since then including: Storeys. Morecambe, Longridge, Matthews Norfolk Brass, And a few others along the way.
My favourite March is Viva Birkenshaw, favourite hymn is Nearer My God To Thee and favourite piece Highland Cathedral. I have played a variety of test pieces over the years but Spectrum has to be my favourite. My most memorable concert was in Montserrat -Spain. In my spare time I enjoy Wakeboarding and messing about on our boat.
I joined Pilling Band at 15yrs old and I have never stopped playing since. I have been a member of other local bands alongside my husband and children. We all enjoyed playing, particularly arrangements of musicals from the theatre. Recently I have returned to Pilling Band and I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.