MEET THE BAND

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

KEVIN SPENCER

Kevin was appointed as the Musical Director of Thrapston Town Band in March 2014. Kevin studied at the Royal Military School of Music at Knellar Hall and was in the Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers for over 25 years.  Kevin has a Licentiateship in Conducting & Performance from the London College and Royal School of Music.

Having conducted a number of brass bands, Kevin has a wide experience of conducting bands at all levels and is committed to banding and teaching. He is a keen composer and arranger and has done many works for the Brass Band. He is married to Allison and lives in Huntingdon.

CORNETS

FRED HARRIS

Instrument/Position
Soprano

Date Started Playing 
Learnt 1974, Joined Thrapston 1985

Favourite Band piece
Demelza (Soprano solo)

Least Favourite band piece
Any hymn

 

Most memorable event
Duxford concert under Concorde and Brassed Off with the TADS

Other Interests
Am a Beaver Leader & Assistant Group scout leader in 1st Irthlingborough Scout Group.

COURTENAY PEARSON

Instrument/Position
Principal cornet 

Date Started playing
1999

Favourite band piece
MacArthur Park

Least favourite band piece
Roar

 

Most memorable event
‘Brassed Off’ theatre production

Occupation
Pharmacist

GEORGINA McLEAN

Instrument/Position
Cornet / Front Row

Date Started Playing
2009

Favourite pieces
Dreamcatchers form Harry Potter. 

Least Favourite pieces
Any hymn.

 

Most memorable event
Doing Remembrance parade & Fred falling down a hole

Occupation
Student

Interests
Raunds Temperance Band, County Youth Brass Band, Little Big Band, Singing

Adam Tattersdale

Instrument/Position
Cornet – Front Row

Date Started Playing 

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CONNOR

Instrument/Position
Repiano Cornet

Date Started Playing 

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Elvis

Instrument/Position
2nd Cornet

Date Started Playing 

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HORNS

David Ziegler

Instrument/Position
Flugel Horn

Date Started Playing 

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JANNIS TATTERSDALE

Instrument/Position
Solo Horn

Date Started Playing 

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JULIE MAWSON

Instrument/Position
2nd Tenor Horn

Date Started Playing 
1987

Favourite pieces
Seranata by Goff Richards

Least Favourite pieces
.Pieces in which I spend a lot of time counting many bars rest

 

Most memorable event
Playing underground in an empty cruise missile hanger.

Occupation
Retired

Interests
Gardening, Reading, Crochet, Lace making

EUPHONIUMS

Bob Tattersdale

Instrument/Position
Solo Euphonium

Date Started Playing 

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Chris Music

Instrument/Position
Euphonium

Date Started Playing 
1989

Favourite pieces
Blaydon Races

Least Favourite pieces
.None

 

Most memorable event
Producing & directing Les Miserables in St Michaels Cave, Gibraltar

Occupation
Management Accounts Assistant

Interests
Musical Theatre

BARITONES

ALISON HALCROW

Instrument/Position
1st Baritone

Date Started Playing 

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IVOR VAUGHAN

Instrument/Position
2nd Baritone

Date Started Playing 
2003/04

Favourite pieces
Mask of Zorro
Music from Brassed Off

Least Favourite pieces
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Most memorable event
Wiltshire Concert (Travel on coach)
Plaza playing with TADS for Brassed Off
American Ball at Duxford.

Occupation
Retired Environmental service officer

Interests
Gardening
Cruising
Caravan Holidays

TROMBONES

RALPH FRANKLIN

Instrument/Position
Solo Trombone

Date Started Playing 

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BRIAN HARRIS

Instrument/Position
2nd Trombone

Date Started Playing 
1982

Favourite pieces
The devil and the deep blue sea

Least Favourite pieces
.A Winters Tail

 

Most memorable event
Playing for TADS for Brassed Off

Occupation
Cordwainer

Interests
Gardening & Swimming

RAYMOND JEFFERY MBE

Instrument/Position
2ndTrombone

Date Started Playing 

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STEVE BOWYER

Instrument/Position
Bass Trombone

Date Started Playing 

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BASSES

TREVOR HINDS

Instrument/Position
Eb Bass

Date Started Playing 

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ALEX VAUGHAN

Instrument/Position
Eb Bass

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CHRIS LOWE

Instrument/Position
Bb Bass

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THOMAS DARK

Instrument/Position
Bb Bass

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PERCUSSION

ALAN WINKLE

Instrument/Position
Drums / Percussion and Deputy Conductor

Date Started Playing 
Many years ago

Favourite pieces
Anything with drive or flowing harmonies

Least Favourite pieces
.A piece with a lot of counting

 

Most memorable event
Coming 3rd at the national finals with the conductor who taught me to read music.

Occupation
Security

Interests
Improving my playing a lot with Thrapston and working with a lot of talent, inc the chance to develop my skills as a deputy conductor. 
Other interests – Exploring all styles of music, photography, a good movie, nice scenic walks.