From a very young age, Emily knew she had a passion for music. From when she was little, her mother had been in a brass band and her young exposure to this may have sparked her love for them. At 8 years old (2010) she picked up the trombone but, after she decided her arms weren’t long enough, she decided at 10 (2012) to switch to a valve instrument. Over the years she has received lessons from various reputable people, including an Oxford University music graduate (who specialised in Brass) and ex-solo horn player for Brighouse and Rastrick band Sheona White. Whilst learning horn, she has had lessons on other instruments and reached grade 5 standard drum kit, grade 6 standard musical theatre vocals and also plays the trumpet in a self-formed jazz band.
Emily has quickly progressed through her musical ability which is due to her deep passion of music and Brass Bands. She is looking at a career in music and hopes for one day to increase awareness of her instrument.
Years playing: 6 (on tenor horn)
Position in the band: Solo horn
Instrument: Geneva Symphony with Denis Wick 5 mouthpiece
Favourite food: Lasagne
Favourite drink: Raspberry lemonade
Favourite non-brass band: So much! Most 90s/2000s bands (Arctic Monkeys and Oasis), Green Day, lots of musical theatre (Lea Salonga and Brian D’Arcy James), and loves hymns
Most embarrassing banding moment: In the middle of an outdoor solo her music flew away from her stand. She had to run about trying to catch it whilst still playing from memory!