We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nadia James as Principal Cornet. Nadia is 15 and started learning to play cornet at the age of seven, joining both the Winterley Brass Band and Cooperative Wind Band in Crewe. After performing with Crewe Brass at the Areas in 2016, she then joined them on back row, gradually progressing to 2nd solo cornet.
Nadia has been in the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain for the last three years and is 3rd Principal at Foden’s Youth Band. She passed Grade 8 cornet with distinction at the age of 14 and hopes go on to study music at RNMC. Nadia stated, “I am really excited to have been given the opportunity to play with The Marple Band“.
In recent weeks, Julia Robinson has rejoined the band, in the Repiano seat, during a break in her travels; with Charlotte Arnfield joining on 2nd Cornet and Mike Brooks filling the 3rd Cornet position.
We are still in the hunt for another front row Cornet, permanent Repiano, a 2nd Horn, Solo Baritone, E♭ Bass, B♭ Bass and percussionist, so please get in touch if you’d like to be part of historic and well known band of affable musicians.