Youth Training Band

The Youth Training Band is led by Val Hope, assisted by José Smales, Lynda Auty, Steve Langford and Maura Ward.

Val HopeName: Dr Valerie Hope

Occupation: Retired – previously a lecturer in music education at Leeds University

Position: Youth Training Band Conductor

History: I joined the band in 2001 when millennium funding was awarded to the band for the training of new players. I had no previous experience of brass bands at all but I played viola, piano and several early music instruments as well as having conducted orchestras and choirs. My research was in perception and performance of beat in 4-5-year-old children and my interest has always been music education. Learning to play the cornet as a mature adult was a challenge but amazingly useful as an educator; I was back to being a beginner with all the frustrations and embarrassments of learning to play a new instrument.

The times are as follows:

  • 5:30 – 6:10: Individual tuition
  • 6:15 – 7:30: Youth Training Band

Front Row Cornets: Amy Goodall, Adam Gillibrand, Isla Milner, Megan Cliffe, Faith Milner

Back Row Cornets: Caroline Rawlings, Alfie Vaughan, Florence Jones, Alyssa Wynn, Tilly Wrightson, Mabel Richardson

Flugel: Charlotte Wrightson

Horns: Hannah Goodall, Olivia Wood, Jacob Flynn

Baritone: Violet Flynn, Oliver Garner

Euphonium: Isaac Popplewell, Richard Shaw, Isaac Sykes

Trombones: Luke Brunsden, Niamh Reilly

Eb Bass: Martin Rawlings

Percussion: Aaron Brunsden, Michael Rawlings

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