Meet the players

We are a friendly group of amateur musicians who enjoy getting together to play a wide variety of music.

Carol was born in Southampton and as a child learnt the oboe and piano and played in many musical groups. She was also keen on brass bands, as she enjoyed hearing her father play with the Southampton Albion Band.

While bringing up her three daughters she found little time for music, other than occasionally accompanying her girls during their practising. Ten years ago (after her daughters learnt to drive themselves around!) she had more spare time, so took up playing the tenor horn.

Since then she has played for Cheltenham Silver Band, City of Bristol Brass Band, and is now with A. W. Parker (Drybook) Band.  A few years ago she also took up conducting, and after having had lessons with some of the top brass band conductors in the country (including Nick Childs and Philip Harper) she took on the musical director role at Frampton in 2015.

Louise was born in Stroud and began playing in Chalford training band at the age of 7. By the age of 15 she was their principal cornet and then went to university at the age of 18 to study English and Music. In 1986 she moved to Southampton to do her PGCE and began her teaching career at New Milton Junior School, Hampshire.

She joined Bournemouth Concert Brass, married in 1990, had two wonderful children and remained down south until 2013. She was music co-ordinator and entered private pupils for their ABRSM exams.

She is now living in Gloucester and plays with three local bands, Nailsworth, Frampton and Gloucester Charter Band. Louise is really looking forward to training young musicians again.

Graham is originally from London.

His main instrument is saxophone and is a relative newcomer, 4 years or so, to the Baritone and brass bands.

Sarah grew up in Frampton on Severn and started playing with the band while still at primary school!

After a few years on cornet she moved to euphonium and has loved the instrument ever since.

Sarah became Chair in 2017.