I first developed my love of brass banding when I was a very little girl, watching my dad play and following him to all the contests. When I was 10 years old I was encouraged to learn to play myself, and six years later I play cornet as a member of my own band. Sadly my dad stopped playing but I make up enough playing for the both of us. Now it is he that follows me to contests. Mostly to catch up with old band mates in the pub I am sure .