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Matt Rowe

Solo Euphonium

Matt, originally from Cornwall, started learning to play Cornet aged 9 in the Camborne Junior band under Alan Pope before moving to the Lanner youth band. Matt progressed into the Lanner and District Silver Band in 2007 on 2nd Baritone, moving onto solo Euphonium in 2010 aged 15. Whilst playing for Lanner, Matt was also a member of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band, winning player of the year in 2010 and 2013, as well as players player in 2013. In 2013, Matt moved to Cardiff to study at RWCMD under David Childs and joined Tongwynlais Temperance on 1st Baritone before moving on to Solo Euphonium in 2014. Whilst at RWCMD, Matt was fortunate enough to win the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble prize with Indigo Brass, as well as winning the McGrenery Ensemble prize with both Indigo Brass and Eu4ia. Matt graduated in 2017 with 1st class honours, and is currently working as a brass specialist with Trevada Music. Along with playing, Matt also conducts the Markham and District Brass Band in South Wales. Matt is hugely proud to be a member of Flowers, returning back to his childhood area.

Frances Wilson, originally from Lincolnshire, graduated from RWCMD in 2014 with an MA in Arts Management and joined the Band of The Prince of Wales' Division on the euphonium. In 2016, Fran was appointed Second Euphonium at Flowers Band and made her debut at Brass in Concert the same year. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, gardening and playing with other people's pets

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Frances Wilson

Second Euphonium

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Andrew Hicks

Solo Baritone

Andrew Hicks joined Drybook Band at the age of 9 on solo baritone alongside Chairman Mike James (Jammer) who played trombone in the band. After relocating to London he became the Principal Euphonium of Newham Band aged fifteen, a position he held for many years. Andy joined the Armed Forces, and became a member of the Scots Guards band for six years. In 2004, Andrew and his family relocated to the West Country and joined Flowers Band after winning Best Euphonium whilst deputising for the 2004 Brass in Concert Championships. In his spare time Andrew enjoys contemporary dance and is an avid listener of Gardeners Question Time.

Originally from Devon, Jasper began playing the piano from the age of 9. At the age of 11 Jasper joined his local brass band, Sidmouth Town, where he was taught the Cornet. Due to a player becoming unwell before the area competition, Jasper switched to the Solo Baritone seat. He stayed here until 2016 where he left to study performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he also joined the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Brass Band on Solo Baritone. After well thought-out consideration Jasper changed to composition at the College. Since being on the course, he has won awards such as; “The Most Promising Young Composer of 2017” - Welsh Music Guild, “The Lord Lingfield Medal for Music” and the inaugural “Paul Mealor award for student composers”. More recently Jasper has worked with ensembles such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Berkeley Ensemble. Commissions include: A Tenor Horn Concerto, which will be recorded on CD with Ross Dunne and Band later this year and the fanfare to mark 150th Anniversary of Girton College Cambridge. Being focused on his writing, Jasper had actually planned to retire early from playing, but in 2019 he was given the opportunity to join the Flowers band on 2nd Baritone, a move which he is thoroughly enjoying and in turn reinvigorating his love for brass banding.

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Jasper Dommett

Second Baritone