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Solo Trombone

Rob Wilshaw

 

Rob began playing the Trombone aged eleven in Stoke-on-Trent. After progressing to the Principal Chair in the local Trentham Brass Band, Rob went on to study performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire (now Royal Birmingham Conservatoire). Rob has performed with many bands including Brighouse and Rastrick, Foresters Brass, Foden’s, Grimethorpe and is solo Trombone on Desford Band’s Far East tour each year. Rob accepted the Solo Trombone seat at Flowers Band in March 2018, leading to performances at the British Open, National Finals, Brass in Concert and Lithuania. During his first year with the band, Rob was named Player of the Year, a title he is immensely proud of.

Bethany is a student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama studying the trombone, and is originally from Northamptonshire. Bethany started playing brass instruments from a very young age, eventually settling on the Trombone when she was 8 years old. Bethany’s first band was Youth Brass 2000, where she was a member between 2010-2015, and spent her last two years with the band as their solo trombone player. Bethany completed two courses with the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain, her final year being sat in the Principal seat. She then became a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain for 7 courses over 4 years becoming the Principal 2nd Trombone for the final year. At the age of 13, Bethany was awarded a Music Scholarship at Oundle School, and in her final year Bethany won the overall Award for Best Musician, the first brass player in the history of the school to do so. Before moving to Wales, Bethany was the Solo Trombone of Rushden Town Band for three years. Upon moving to Cardiff, Bethany joined the City of Cardiff Band and was their solo trombone for 8 months, before making to the move to Flowers in July 2019

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Second Trombone

Bethany Peck

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Bass trombone

James Harris

 

James first started playing Eb Bass aged nine, in his home town of Darlington. Before moving to study Medical Science at the University of Birmingham, James took up the Bass Trombone. During this time, he played with brass bands around the Midlands and the North East including: Cockerton Band, Fishburn Band, The Enderby Band and Foresters Brass. James moved South in October 2018, to complete his PhD at Oxford University and has been with Flowers since then. In April 2019, James was appointed Band Manager, the youngest member ever to occupy this position.