Musical Director - John Thompson

John started playing trumpet at age 7, concentrating on classical then jazz genres, before joining his first brass band (York Railway institute) at the age of 18 on cornet, then soprano. After completing his undergraduate degree in music at Huddersfield university, John has continued his eclectic mix of ensemble playing, before turning to conducting through the band he currently plays for, Barnsley Brass as deputy.
Even though it has been a challenge, John has enjoyed his experience with Garforth, building a band from a very low point and is looking forward to a bright future, especially following the bands 2nd place in the first contest they have undertaken in years


Principal Cornet - Alun Perry

Solo Cornet - Karen Shore

Solo Cornet - James Douglas

Solo Cornet -

Soprano Cornet - Gary Shelton

Repiano Cornet -

2nd Cornet - Kirstin Barnes

2nd Cornet

3rd Cornet - Katy Calvert

3rd Cornet - Sara Sutcliffe


Flugelhorn - Rachel Andrews


Solo Horn - Eva Hallas

1st Horn - Steph Bevan

2nd Horn - Christine Keith


Solo Euphonium - Richard Mellor

2nd Euphonium - David Bancroft


1st Baritone - Paul Lappage

2nd Baritone - Jane Nolan


Solo Trombone - Naomi Asssame

2nd Trombone - Ian Mann

Bass Trombone - James Silk


E flat Bass - Mark Hinton

E flat Bass - Claire Thompson

E flat Bass - Aisha Walker

B flat Bass - Val Savinov

B flat Bass -

Drum Kit

Percussion - Ben Stone