Andrew has been playing in local brass bands since the age of 11, including Epsom and Ewell, Staines and Yiewsley and West Drayton. He was a founder member of the Kingston Youth Concert Band in the 1980s, and was a member of staff there for many years.
Andrew has been MD of Cranleigh Youth Band and also Encore Youth Orchestra, and the Epsom and Ewell B band which had both youth and adult players. He joined Mole Valley Silver Band on bass in 1999, and became their MD in 2003.
Alex started playing with Brighton Silver band at the age of 7 and has played with a number of bands in this area including Alder Valley, Uckfield, Horsham and Chichester. She has been a member of Friary Brass Band since 2003 and has served as their Contest Secretary for most of that time.
Alex’s banding highlights include being the only baritone player to date to win ‘Best Instrumentalist’ in a scaba contest, winning the 1st Section National Championships with Friary in 2010, playing in the Championship section finals at the Royal Albert Hall and taking part in Brass in Concert.
Alex was invited to join the scaba team in 2011 and appointed Secretary in 2015. She is also administrator and tutor for the Southern Counties Youth Band (#SCYB) and loves working with the next generation of brass banders.
Safeguarding Lead and Contest Administrator
Jane plays bass trombone with LGB Brass. She has served on the scaba Executive Committee for over 15 years, and has earned an unparalleled reputation for her skilled running of our contests.
Colin has been banding for over 50 years. He serves as Property Master for scaba, and is one of our registrars on contest days.