Banding has been in my blood since before I was born; as the daughter of two lifelong members, I had little choice but to become a member myself. I joined the band on 3rd cornet when I was 8, and was on solo cornet by 14. In 2001 I married Martin, and asked the band to play at our wedding – a wonderful occasion and a first for St Peter’s church. I have continued on solo cornet, and took over the role of secretary a few years ago. I have now been a member of ABBB for 38 years and still very much enjoy it .