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Helen Walters

Helen has been working with the Training Band since it re-started back in 1998. She is currently the Principal Cornet of the senior band and she is on the Tewkesbury Town Band Committee. Helen started playing the cornet at the age of 9, following her father into brass bands. Helen joined Tewkesbury Town Band when her father, Nigel Morgan, became Musical Director in 1997. Helen graduated from Bath Spa University College in 2003 with an honours degree in Music with Business Studies. She now works for Gloucestershire Music as a peripatetic brass teacher.

Hadrian Walters

Hadrian has played Trombone with Tewkesbury Town Band since 1991. He started learning to play in 1979 at school in Yorkshire, the home of brass bands, where he was taught at the highest level by Mr Graham Walker who was once principal cornet with one of the top bands in the country, Yorkshire Imperial. During this time, Hadrian played with Sherburn High School Band, Selby Music Centre and Hambleton Brass. He now plays First Trombone in the senior band.

Hadrian graduated from Southampton University with a degree in ‘Law and Accounting’ before training to be a Chartered Account with Coopers & Lybrand. He spent just less than 2 years in New York working with UNICEF, before returning to the UK in to his present job with the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Mark Windsor

Mark has been playing with Tewkesbury Town Band since 1990, playing different parts within the cornet section depending on where his skills were required most. Mark’s two daughters, Grace and Lucy, have followed in his footsteps as they are members of the Training Band as well. Mark’s wife, Penny, has also recently joined them as she has begun to learn the Tenor Horn.

Mark began playing whilst at secondary school near Rugby where he was taught by Mr John Berryman and he played with Bilton Silver Band. On leaving school he joined the RAF where he has worked ever since in numerous locations including Washington DC in the ‘90’s. He has played with many brass bands on his travels and also has a keen interest in hockey where he acts as an umpire.



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