Claire Cooke

Claire always wanted to play the Saxophone like Lisa Simpson so at aged 9 was sent to her local band in Wiltshire, to learn. Being a brass band she was handed a cornet.  After a bet with her dad to keep it up for at least a year she won her saxophone but continued playing […]

Adrian Mackwell

Adrian joined his first band, Hammonds Junior Band in 1975. He then joined Hammonds Hawley Band, followed by many years with The Hammonds Band. Whilst playing with The Hammonds band, they won The Grand Shield and came third at The British Open in 1989. He had a sabbatical for 22 years, after which he joined […]

Andrew Bates

Andy started to learn to play brass instruments from 12 years old. He was originally taught by Reverend Steven Endsor at Bedworth Parish Church Band and by the esteemed Albert Chappell who was head of music at Ash Green High School, and conducted the highly successful City of Coventry Brass Band. Andy played for Coventry […]