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Steven Parker

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Cornet 1983, Trumpet 1988,Tenor Horn for one year but can’t remember when, Euphonium 2004- 2006,Trumpet 2006

Steven Parker - TEnbury Town Band

When did you start the band?

Persuaded by Ewart Morgan in 1983 to play and agreed as long as I could play 1st!

Funniest moment:  

There are many…..

Dressed up as a monkey throwing bananas across the stage.

Performing a sand dance to Ballet Eqyptian

Dressed as a reindeer playing The Post Horn Galop

Performing the Stripper a la Morecombe & Wise.

Daftest Moment:

Telling Keith on the bus at Newnham Bridge ( 5 miles from Tenbury) that I had forgotten the post horn when we were going to Germany. He didn’t believe me until the first concert.

Greatest Moment:

Sat at the side of Lake Hastings in Fort Scott, Canada watching the Aurora Borealis with my future wife and now conductor of the band.

Band tours

Every single one….. I am the only one to have done this J

Favourite piece of music.

In 30 years there have been so many great pieces.

Sing Sing Sing, Toccata & Fugue, Dave Brubeck, Post Horn Galop, Dance of the Hours.

 

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Mike Carter

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Mike Carter

When did you start the band? 

I joined TTB following the May 2007 concert, which was the WFR band reunion event in memory of Keith Colwell. That was a very busy day as I had been on parade with the Waterloo Band, Royal Rifle Volunteers at Christchurch Cathedral in Oxford as part of Armed Forces Day and only managed to make it across to Tenbury in time for the second half.

I have served Queen & Country for a total of 25 yrs as an army musician, 10 yrs regular army with the Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Band then 15 yrs with a Territorial Army Band which has ended up after several government reviews as the Waterloo Band, The Rifles. I finally completed this part of my life in July 2012. I have played trumpet for 45yrs.

What is your funniest/ daftest/greatest moment in the band?

My favourite memory is from the Christmas concert a few years ago when Mel and Steve played a post horn duet and Steve appeared through the curtains in a full Reindeer costume.  

Band Tours

Pont du Casse, Durrington, will be going to Enderby

Favourite piece of music

The pieces I enjoy playing most in the band are;  Pirates of the CarribeanCry of the Celts, Beyond the Sea & Sing Sing Sing.

I also help out with the PR for the band. I’m an honoury member as I don’t live in the area, home for me is Oxfordshire.

 

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Mark Yarnold

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Mark Yarnold - Tenbury Town Band

When did you start the band?

My involvement with the Band started in September 2009 when I was asked to be President. A role I proudly accepted. Then at Christmas 2011 my present from Anne and the kids was a Trumpet. And so it was in January 2012 that I first started to play and joined the Apprentices group which meet for rehearsals prior to the full band. I also sat in on full band rehearsals which was a very steep learning curve but a fantastic way to learn and one that I thoroughly enjoy. I now play in the full band as second Trumpet.

What is your funniest/ daftest/greatest moment in the band? 

Greatest moment so far would be winning the trophy at the May 2012 concert for most improved player after only playing in total for 5 months. This was really a huge shock and one which left me speechless…A first I hear some say!!!! One of the funniest moments so far has to be on the trip to Durrington where we soon discovered Lego henge….A long Story…which if you need explaining just ask me sometime.

Band tours 

I have been on three of band tours so far which were to Disney Paris in 2007 (to Support Daughter Kate who plays flute) and to Durrington in 2010 , and most recently the 30th Anniversary Tour to Edinburgh.

Favourite piece of music

With such a varied selection of music it’s difficult to choose but one of my favourite pieces has to be Highland Cathedral. I love Pachebels Canon, Perfect Day and Skyfall.

 

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Melanie Parker

Conductor

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Melanie Parker - Conductor - Tenbury Town Band

When did you start the band?

I am one of the founder members of the band, so 1983. 

Funniest moment:  

Seeing Keith’s face when we had persuaded him to play one of the solo parts in Trumpet’s Wilde, telling him that one of the Woofers would conduct. I then asked for a volunteer from the audience. David Marshall walked out of the audience in a coat, flat cap and thick rimmed glasses offering to help unbeknown to Keith.

Daftest Moment: 

Hanging Keith’s clothes up a flag pole in Cyprus, playing reveille and a group of us saluting Keith when he came out of his room. 

Greatest Moment:

Organising Keith’s concert. This was a privilege and honour for a very special person.

Band tours

All but Germany 1986 (I was in my first term at University) 

Favourite piece of music. 

Can’t choose one in 30 years there have been so many: Pavane in Blue, Fanfare for a Common Man, Birdland, Dave Brubeck, Chaconne from The First Suite in Eb, Sing Sing Sing, Leroy Anderson Portrait.

 

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Alistair Thomas

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Niamh Thomas

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Lesley Bruton

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Andrew Higgins

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Tom Gillespie

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When did you start the band? 2014 when I was 9 years old

Greatest moment- playing in the concert at The Regal for the first time

Favourite piece of music- too many to say!

 

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Bertie Wall(Apprentice)

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