Holly - I haven't played the saxophone since college and started playing again when I joined the band in 2016. I am also learning to play the trumpet. I spend most of my spare time entertaining my crazy pouch!
Helen - I play the alto saxophone and have been in the band for about 9 months. In my spare time I like to socialise, walk my dog and go to the gym. I also enjoy art.
James - I play the alto saxophone, and prior to joining the band I've played with Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Concert Band (Kent) and Newcastle Concert Band, amongst others. I've not been with the band long, but have found it very welcoming and all inclusive whilst maintaining a high playing standard.
John - I started playing the saxophone and clarinet in junior school. I am now 71, so its been a while. I now play tenor saxophone in the band having changed from alto. I have found the change from alto parts to tenor parts difficult but have gained lots of skills from the change.
Chris - I started learning to play the tenor saxophone when I was about 30. I have now switched to the baritone saxophone because it's the biggest and best sounding instrument in the band. Most of the time I'm a farm labourer and in my spare time I give charitable support to local mountain bikers. My current favourite piece of music is Marquez: Danzon No. 2 which was awesome performing in a huge sax group last year. I also like The Muppets Show theme.