Click on name for full profile Band Website Mairi Addy
Mairi plays trombone for Rushden Town Band, but she is also a fantastic Accordion player and has played her Accordion accompanied by Boobs & Brass. She did take a break from ALL playing for 18 years but now enjoys making music - from brass, folk to disco, classical AND German Oompah!
Rushden Town Sally Bruce
Currently Solo Trombone at Rushden Windmill Band, Sally also has an interest in the music of the 1940's and 'Big Band' style. She is often a guest player with the Midnight Dance and Jazz Orchestra. She is married to Michael and they have one daughter.
Jo Riseley was born in Northampton in 1973, and began playing the cornet at the age of 5 in the Salvation Army. At 9 years old she switched to trombone and hasn’t looked back since. In 1984 she joined the Northamptonshire Youth Band, playing all over the UK and Europe. In 1992, Jo studied Music at Barnsley College and joined Nottingham City Transport before moving to the Ransome Band in 1995. With Ransome she has travelled all over the world. Jo has arranged many pieces for her band and Boobs and Brass are also using some of them! In February 2006, Joanne married David Bird (Soprano @ Ransome) and lives in Nottingham where she teaches Brass & Woodwind.
Melanie Bones (Bass)
Melanie is proud to have a musical family tree in Brass Banding. Her dad played in The Royal Marine Band, and Salvation Army Band. Her Grandfather Bill Giles conducted Rushden Salvation Army Band, her Great Uncles Tom Giles and William Scholes, have both been prominent names in their contribution to banding.
So when both her children started learning instruments she decided that at the age of 38 it was now or never.
She joined them in the Market Harborough Training Band until they moved to Australia. Here they all played with the
Kew Youth Band in Melbourne, conducted by Mr Tom Paulin. On their return to the UK Melanie played in Market Harborough's jazz/big band, "Brass Wind and Fire".
She started playing Bass Trombone in Rushden Town Band in 2008
Rushden Town Katy Wakeford BrownProfile to follow Sarah Francis
Started on Euphonium at the age of 7Moved on to trombone at 12Grade 8 with meritPlayed at the National Finals at Harrogate in 2008
Jackfield Band Mary Golder
Lives in Barnsley and plays solo trombone for Wakefield Metropolitan Band. Has played trombone since the age of 14 & states she is a "typical trombone player - shy, quiet and refined"!
Unite the Union Band Julie Guneratne Rushden Town Elaine Hanson Amber Lewisprofile to follow Alison Loukes
I play 2nd trombone (and have also played 2nd horn) for Dodworth Colliery MW Band. Brass banding is a family affair - husband Rob plays Baritone, daughter Amy plays Flugel/Cornet, and Brother-in-law Andrew plays Cornet, all at Dodworth, and son Joe plays percussion at Rothwell Temperance.
I had surgery for breast cancer in 2011, and so I am excited at the prospect of playing for Boobs & Brass and helping to support Breast Cancer Campaign.
Dodworth Colliery MW Band Tracey Moxon
Tracey began playing the trombone at the age of 12 when she started lessons with John Berryman at Southfield School for Girls in Kettering. As a youngster she played with Kettering Gold and Silver and The County Brass Band and eventually played with Daventry. After many years she gave up playing due to work commitments as an Assistant Head and Counsellor but was lured back to playing when she saw the fun she was missing out on! She loves playing the trombone again and feels totally at home with such a lovely group of gals! She loves cats, collects shoes (is up to 173 pairs) and is intending to become the next Mrs. Robbie Williams and wishes the Band to play at the wedding!!
Stephanie Warr (Bass)Profile to follow Lauren-Marie White
I first found my desire for music performance at the age of 11 when I picked up a trombone and started playing with Poynton Youth Brass Band and Stockport Schools Brass Band reaching principal at the age of 15 before having to retire at the ripe old age of 18. During this time I also played for championship section bands, Timperley and Vernon Building Society ‘Poynton’ Brass Band. I was also principal trombone of ‘Stockport Stagesound’ Jazz Band and for 2 years principal trombone of the Halle Youth Orchestra having been with them 2 years previously on 2nd trombone. I was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain for 3 years.
Having received a scholarship to study at Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of David Purser, Bob Hughes and Antony Howe, I have just graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours Degree. During my time at the Conservatoire I was principal trombone of the Wind Orchestra, Sinfonia and Brass Band, Symphony Orchestra, Trombone Choir and Chamber Ensembles. Having recently moved back up North, I am currently a Freelance Musician, Teacher and Educator.
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