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This time it’s the turn of our Repiano Cornet player, Amy Ball.
Amy started playing the cornet aged 7 and was taught by local organist and tutor, Kevin Birch. Kevin introduced Amy to the Lions Youth Brass organisation where his brother Nigel C Birch was (and still is!) Musical Director and she joined their Junior Band in 2002. Just a year after joining Lions, Amy progressed to the Youth Band where she enjoyed many of the band’s tours including to the Czech Republic and the Costa Blanca.
In 2007, Amy joined Roberts Bakery Band on 3rd cornet alongside the infamous “bass cornet” player, Tim Sage. Shortly after, the band went on to win the 2008 First Section North West Regional Championships.
In 2009, Amy’s playing career took a leap forward as she progressed to solo cornet at Roberts Bakery Band at the same time as her appointment as Principal Cornet of Lions Youth Brass, a position she held until she left to go to University.
During her 2 years as Principal Cornet, Amy lead the band in great competition successes including runners up in the National Youth Brass Band Championships. When leaving Lions in 2011, Amy was awarded the prestigious bandsperson of the year award at the organisation’s 21st birthday celebrations.
In 2011 Amy moved to Liverpool to start University, but this didn’t stop her playing career with Roberts Bakery Band. Since moving, Amy has enjoyed many high profile concerts with the band including the recent Bluedot Festival, as well as a further 2 wins at Regional Championships, 2 National Finals appearances and trips to Estonia and Germany.
Amy’s boyfriend and former Principal Euphonium of the band, George Bruce, must also be glad that she continued to make the 100 mile round trip to band rehearsals as this is where they met back in 2013!
Fast forward to 2018 and Amy is busy completing her PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool whilst beginning her 12th year playing with the band. As well as being an integral player for the band, Amy runs the band’s marketing and social media, working hard alongside the rest of the band’s management team to promote the band’s events. ... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic ambassador for both bands.