Meet The Team
I have been the Band Master and Instructor on the Percussion section since forming the Band back in April 2012.
Wanting to pass on the experiences I enjoyed within my youth marching band, I built our band from a similar mould that I was taught, but adding my own personality and knowledge to form the band we have today. With a great team we can achieve a lot, as long as the dedication and passion is there.
Motto: Practice makes progress!
I joined the band as a complete novice to any instrument in 2013. Over the years I progressed from a Junior Instructor, to a Trainee Instructor and now an Official Instructor.
I was given the opportunity to learn an instrument surrounded by people who wanted the same, now I'm grateful I have the chance to pass on what I have learnt over the years to our younger members.
Motto: Believe in yourself.
I have been in the band since pre-covid and play a side drum. I really enjoy learning and playing with a lovely team of musicians.
I also love to help teach any new member how to play a drum.
Motto: Have faith in yourself, you can do it.
I have been in band a number of years now and have in that time performed different roles. I started out as a trumpet player which then moved onto bass.
I came from a musical background where I played a keyboard and now utilise this within band and mentor the Glock section with the musical knowledge I have gained over the last 12 years to support the development of the section whilst still remaining a brass player.
Motto: Hard work beats talent when talent does hard work.
I have been with the band from day one. Although I don't play an instrument I have multiple roles, such as being one of the marshal's on parade ensuring the safety of our member's while we are out and about.
I also manage the uniforms with the help of our other staff members.
At our weekly rehearsals I'm there to help out as and when I'm needed.
Motto: All different, all equal
From humble beginnings...
Established April 2012 The Marching Band of St. Gregory's was started with a small group of youngsters and several Instructors willing to teach them music.
Come great things...
Several busy years later we are an established traditional marching band with experience in leading carnivals, participating in community and charity events, fund raisers and have even held our very own "evening of entertainment".
We have built up a band that is as close and supportive as I have ever know, and we want to make the band family larger, and that means recruiting. So please, if you are a little interested, just send us a message. Banding isn't for everyone, but until you try it, you will never know.
so what's next?
Over the past few years we have experienced so much. Whether it be the nostalgia of going to watch the Birmingham Tattoo, or the pride of being on Parade, the adrenaline of competing or the team building of staying aboard a war ship for a weekend.
The experiences of being in a Youth Marching Band is far more than learning to play a musical instrument. It's a way of life.