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Youth Training Band

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

The group meets at the following times:

Wednesday evening, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Val Hope

Val Hope 3

Name: 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.

Principal Cornet – Amy

Solo cornet – Evelyn

Solo cornet – Alyssa

Solo cornet – Florence

Flugel – Charlotte

2nd cornet – Esmé

2nd cornet – Daisy

2nd cornet – Isabelle

Horn – Hannah

Horn – Caroline

Horn – Teddy

Horn – Ernie

Baritone – Laila

Baritone – Byron

Euphonium – Zachary

Trombone – Alfie

Trombone – Emily

Trombone – Lysander

Eb Bass – Martin

Percussion – Michael

Getting in touch

If you would like to hire the band for an event, are interested in playing with us, or simply require more information about Grange Moor Brass Band, please feel free to get in touch!

Band Secretary & Vacancy Manager

Richard Broome
Phone: 0797 223 6774

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