SHIPSTON TOWN BANDS

CONDUCTOR:              David Birch

SOPRANO CORNET:   Paul Herbert

SOLO CORNETS:         Luke Barker (Principal)

                                  Alec Banner, Bethan Bown,

                                  Kieran Bowne, Dave Clemons,

                                  Grace Coates,  

REPIANO CORNET:    Bob Pitts, Karen Wears

SECOND CORNETS:   Caroline Banks,  Chris Bown,

                                  Keiran Bown, Jim McLeman,

                                  Roger Rippen, Anne Witts,                                  

FLUGEL HORNS:         Mike Butler, Rebecca Coates

Eb HORNS:                    Karen Pitts (Principal), Norma Butler (1st),

                                   Mary Cox  (2nd), Angie Weaver (2nd)

EUPHONIUMS:           Alan Birch, Eugene Gratwohl,

                                  Christian Tyrol                                

BARITONES:                Gordon Sharp (1st), Tim Banks (2nd)

TROMBONES:              Mark Banner, Sandra Butt,  

                                  Richard Barker (Bass)

BASSES/TUBAS:         Keith Davies (Bb), Mark Davies (Eb),

                                  Ken Smith (Eb),                                

PERCUSSION:              Roy Flitcroft, Izzy Hamilton

Committee

PRESIDENT:                                    Ronnie Murphy

CHAIRMAN:                                   Tim Wilson

TREASURER:                             Alan Birch

ENGAGEMENTS SECRETARY:   David Birch

MINUTES SECRETARIES:          Eugene Gratwohl

LIBRARIAN:                              David Birch

INSTRUMENTS SUPERVISOR:    Alan Birch                              

PRINTING AND PUBLISHING:   David Birch

WEB DESIGN & HOSTING:        Gordon Sharp

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:            Sandra Butt, Richard Barker,

                                                 Sherry Barker, Gordon Sharp

THE BANDS

Howard joined Shipston Band in 2006, having already conducted the band the previous year.

No stranger to the band

joining as Principal

Trombone in 1979 under

Richard Nash’s time for

four years. He began in

the Salvation Army, the

National Midland and

Birmingham Youth Orchestras.

After a spell in the Army he

played in the Championship

Section. A competent conductor,  

he led the band successfully from a

first place win at the 2010

Area Finals to compete

at the National Finals.

CONDUCTOR:              Howard Gibbs

SOPRANO CORNET:    Paul Lay

SOLO CORNETS:          Luke Barker  (Principal), John Bosley,

                                   Grace Coates, Rebecca Coates, John Smith

REPIANO CORNET:      Bob Pitts

SECOND CORNETS:    Paolo Pezzangora, Karen Wears

THIRD CORNET:          Stephen Easton, Anne White

FLUGEL HORN:            Darran Wheeler

Eb HORNS:                    Adrian White (Principal),

                                   Karen Pitts (1st), Mary Cox (2nd)

EUPHONIUMS:             David Birch (Principal),  

                                                Jamie Raffell (2nd)

BARITONE HORN:       Eugene Gratwohl (1st)

                                   Phil Richardson (2nd)

TROMBONES:               Bev Bosworth (Principal),

                                   Jess Anderson (2nd)

                                   Vacancy (Bass Trombone)


BASSES/TUBAS:          Ken Smith (Eb), Vacancy (Eb),

                                   Vacancy (Bb)

KIT PERCUSSION:        Vacancy

TUNED PERCUSSION: Eleanor Smith

Howard Gibbs

STB CONDUCTOR

A Big

Thank You

     And finally to all those generous musicians who have stepped in to fill any empty chairs at many of our engagements, when regular players have been unavailable through ill-health, etc. Shipston Bands thank you so much, your contribution is so appreciated and we have enjoyed your company as we hope your have ours . . . thank you very much indeed.

CONDUCTORS:     Tim Wilson/Charles Matthews

CORNETS:              Alec Banner, Holly Slatter,

                             Tallulah Matthews, Anne Witts          

HORNS:             Nate Banner and Steph Wilson


BARITONES :         Ed Coates

TROMBONE :         Rufus Gallagher and Mark Banner

BASS/TUBA:          Oscar Wilson




Beginners Group


CONDUCTOR:          Heidi Ellis

Bb CORNET:           Mark Banner

                               with Roger Rippen helping.

Eb HORN                 Charlotte O’Neil, Nate and

                               Kirstie Banner, and Eleanor Steed

Bb EUPHONIUM     Riley O’Neil

BASS/TUBA            

Stour Concert Brass

Shipston Town Band

SJB Training Band