Ladies Of Banding

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Steve, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Dont know if this thread has been done previously. Having attended the open it struck home that there really are still all male bands around I wondered if an all star "girls of brass" would be a competitive top section band.

    I can think of some excellent exaples of real top quality players but can we complete a line up? I think there could be some pretty tough chairs but I think we can do it. Here are some glaringly obvious ones........

    Sop: Michelle Ibbottson,
    Cornet: Kirsty Abbotts, Morvern Gilchrist,
    Flugel: Helen Fox, Joanne Deane
    Horn: Sheone White, Lesley Howie,
    Bari: Helen Tyler, Margie Antrobus,
    Trom: Becky Smith,
    Bass Trom:
    Eb Bass:
    BBb Bass:
    Percs: Simone Rebello

    Can anyone copy / paste and add to this list until we have a full line up???
  2. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    Heres a few to add...

    Sop - Alex Kerwin
    Cornet - Elanor Ferguson
    Bari - Katrina Marzella
    Euph - Alison Bonnar
  3. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Horn:Alison Childs:clap:
    Black Dyke Mills Band
  4. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Sop - Michelle Ibbottson(so Alex can play cornet)
    Solo Cornets - Alex Kerwin,Eleanor Ferguson, Kirsty Abbots, Morven Gilchrist
    Back Row - Caroline Munro,
    Flugal - Helen Fox
    Horns - Sheone White, Lesley Howie, Lyndsay Smith
    Baris - Katrina Marzella, Rona Chisholm
    Euphs - Alison Bonnar, Evelyn Bradley
    Bones - Becky Smith,
    Basses - Kerry Patrick(only one I know)
  5. Steve Marcus

    Steve Marcus Member

    The Athena Brass Band consists of all excellent female brass and percussion players. Without wanting to slight any of the fine players in that band, some of the most recognized are Amy Nelson, principal cornet; Gail Robertson and Laura Lineberger, euphs, and Joanna Hersey, BBb Bass.
  6. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Emma Davies ( Bb Besses o'the Barn ) Played with Wingates top girl and player
    Kate James ( Eb BTM ) ex tuba with NYO
    Amy Bowers ( Eb Beaumaris back in 2002 ) awsome little player , really shy but massive sound.
    Carol Jarvis ( trom m
    Gwenno Jones ( Euph ) gone to Uni in Liverpool our 2nd Euph is an fantastic player , great on Piano and a mega Harpist.
    just a few I can think of at the mo
  7. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Superb, the girl I mentioned playes Eb with Kingdom and is honestly the only top section one that I know.
  8. NAS

    NAS Member

    Bass trom - Wendy (ex Marple) or Camilla (ex Fodens)
    Flugel - Lucy Murphy and Shelley Ball
    Troms - take your pick out of the 'Bones Apart' line up
  9. madsaz

    madsaz Member

    It would be rude of me not to Plug Claire Chalk (currently top seat at Ashton) of very famous banding stock. She is certainly holding her own for us at the moment...:clap:
  10. rebecca

    rebecca Member


    Joanne Deane - Flugel BAYV
    Sheona White - YBS - Respect!!!!!!!
    Sop player - Fairey's???? ( did a good performance at the Open)
  11. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Rebecca Crawshaw?
  12. JR

    JR Member

  13. Steve

    Steve Active Member

  14. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    Horn - Helen Varley (Solo Horn BT Band) - Quality.

    And Becky Smith for trom, or euph as she's brilliant on both.
  15. Syrup

    Syrup Member

    Grimey have used female deps on concerts, so really there is only B&R.
  16. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Sop: Michelle Ibbottson,
    Cornet: Kirsty Abbotts, Morvern Gilchrist, Alex Kerwin, Elanor Ferguson, Caroline Munro, Amy Nelson, Claire Chalk, Rebecca Crawshaw, (could move Helen Fox here too :))
    Flugel: Helen Fox, Joanne Deane, Lucy Murphy, Shelley Ball, Joanne Winspear
    Horn: Sheone White, Lesley Howie, Alison Childs, Lyndsay Smith, Helen Varley
    Bari: Helen Tyler, Margie Antrobus, Katrina Marzella, Rona Chisholm, Carol Cropmton
    Euph: Alison Bonnar, Evelyn Bradley, Gail Robertson, Laura Lineberger, Gwenno Jones, (Becky Smith here maybe???)
    Trom: Becky Smith (and Bones Apart), Carol Jarvis,
    Bass Trom: Wendy (ex Marple) or Camilla (ex Fodens)
    Basses: Kerry Patrick (Eb or BBb??), Joanna Hersey (BBb), Emma Davies (BBb), Kate James (Eb), Amy Bowers (Eb),
    Percs: Simone Rebello

    Well there is a full band, 2 percs short but there are so many good female perc players I guess you could pick any 3 from over a dozen. Looks a bit like a tMp band with more horns and baris than you could ever need!! hehe

    Now the tricky part......does anyone think this would be a competitive band at the Open / RAH Nationals?

    ps.Players are listed in the order that their names were posted, no other.
  17. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Aye why not? how many National Titles , Open , Grand Shield , area , european appearences ( and wins )have this band have?
  18. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    what about a lady conductor;)
  19. starperformer

    starperformer Member

    further proof (if any were needed) that horn playing is for girls

    obviously there are enough good individuals out there, but all-star ideas do tend to be handicapped more by logistics and egos than anything else
  20. B'aht a band

    B'aht a band Member

    When we were plain old Yorkshire Co-op, we had a fantastic player on euph called Helena Platt, and another called Kym who suceeded her, both were absolute quality, and although I heard Kym is no longer playing, I think Helena is... anyone care to elaborate for me?


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