Nigel started playing percussion at the age of thirteen, and never really stopped.
He played for both amateur and semi-professional shows and with artists in
working mens’ clubs. He has been playing with JFCB since 2000.
Jim Quinn, Vice-Chair
Jim plays the trumpet, he has been with the band for 17 years or
more. He also enjoys singing choral work and listening to
Jane Leeson, Concert Bookings
I learnt to play the bassoon at school and have played in the band for about 15 years now.
I enjoy the friendly rehearsals and our concerts are good fun.
Jane Woodhead, Band Manager
I have been playing clarinet with the JFCB for several years now.
Rehearsals and concerts are fun. We are a friendly group of musicians
who enjoy playing together.
Guy Hundy, Secretary
Guy is a chartered engineer who has been playing the flute for 10 years with the band.
He has experience in several orchestras, and light orchestras as well as playing for operettas and
Jenny Jackson, Treasurer
Pat Skinner, Librarian
Pat took up the clarinet at the age of 40 after playing the piano from childhood. She was Assistant Head of Centre at Horsforth Music Centre for 5 years, playing in the Concert Band there and taking band trips to Denmark and Austria.
Now retired, Pat plays occasionally at the Leeds Music Club and enjoys chamber groups as well as the James Farrell Band.
Karen Ramsey, Committee member
Vernon Mais, Committee member
Formerly principal clarinettist, Vernon took over as Director of Music in