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 has been played the flute for 10 years with the band. Now joined the percussion section
as apprentice triangle player.
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.
Andrea Neale, Committee member
Pauline Lancaster, Committee Member
Pauline joined the committee in October 2019 to assist Nigel, with a view to taking over as Chair in 2020.
Mike Riley , Committee member
Mike joined the committee in October 2019 to share the secretarial duties