Abingdon Band

Senior Band

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Steve Rich
Conductor

Steve started with the band in 1965 on tenor horn and rose to principal euphonium. He began conducting in 1984 and will be celebrating his 30th year of conducting this year.

 

 

Ali-Rich

Alison Rich
Principle Cornet

Alison joined the band in 1973 on the Flugelhorn. She played with the National youth Brass Band of Great Britain but returned to the band in 1984 on principal cornet. Alison has performed The Last Post and Reveille at Abingdon’s Rememberance Day Service for the last 22 years for which she received an invitation to HM the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in June 2014.

 

 

Jackie

Jackie Bennett
Solo Tutti Cornet

Joined the band in 1989 and plays Tutti Cornet alongside Alison.

 

Chris-Boydell

 

Chris Boydell
Soprano

Chris joined the band in 2011 on Tutti Cornet. He progressed to Soprano and also helps run the Training Band.

 

 

Oliver-Williams

Lewis Hines
Solo Tutti Cornet

First joined the Training Band in 2008 and progressed to the Senior Band in 2013.

 

 

Toby-Rowles

Toby Rowles
Repiano Cornet

First joined the Training Band in 2008 and progressed to the Senior Band in 2013.

 

 

Elaine-Bayston

Elaine Bayston
Second Cornet

Elaine joined the band in 1965 on the Tenor Horn. She then went on to play Cornet, Baritone and Flugelhorn before eventually settling on 2nd Cornet.

 

 

Oliver-Parker

Oliver Parker
Solo Tutti Cornet

Joined the Training Band in 2009 and progressed to the Senior Band after just 1 year.

 

 

Ron

Ron Pike
Cornet

Joined in 1997 following in the footsteps of daughter and wife, Sandra.

 

 

Sarah-Blacow

Sarah Blacow
Flugelhorn

Joined the band in 1989 beginning on the Cornet and now plays the Flugelhorn.

 

 

Sandra-Pike

Sandra Pike
1st Tenor Horn

Joined the band in 1993 with her daughter and husband Ron.

 

 

Joanne-Grundonner

Joanne Grundonner
Solo Horn

Joined the band in 2007. Previously she played Clarinet in the TA Waterloo Band.

 

 

Katie-Grundonner

Katie Grundonner
2nd Trombone

First joined the Band in 2007 and progressed to the Senior Band in 2013.

 

 

George-Hawker

George Hawker
Euphonium

Joined the training band in 2009 and has now progressed to the Senior Band although still supporting his son, Nicholas, who is learning the drums in the Training Band.

 

 

Roger-Wilkinson

Roger Wilkinson
Principal Euphonium

Joined the Band in 2007 playing the Tenor Horn and progressed to the position of Principal Euphonium. Roger is an accomplished musician playing Saxaphone and also the Church Organ.

 

 

Sally-Trueman

Sally Trueman
Euphonium

Joined the Band in 2011 and plays the Euphonium alongside Roger. Sally is an accomplished musician having played with many of the local bands in Oxfordshire.

 

 

Ben-Caudle

Ben Caudle
Principle Eb Bass

Joined the Band in 1987 and is the son of Geoff and Jean. Ben rose through the ranks to Principal Eb Bass, Assistant Conductor and to lead the Training Band.

 

 

Ed-Cairns

Ed Cairns
Eb Bass

Joined the Band in 2008 and also assists with the Training Band.