Manchester's leading amateur Big Band

Our Players

Musical Director

Tim Ashcroft 

Alto Sax

  • Graham Truffet – Band Manager
  • Jess Hawkins
  • Philippa Simpson
  • Kath Forshaw
  • Dave Bloor

Soprano Sax

  • Sabine Vos van-Lijf

Tenor Sax                                     

  • Howard Keable – Librarian
  • Peter Gaunt
  • Paul Lowndes
  • Glen Marshall
  • John McCann
  • Chris Curson

Baritone Sax

  • Pat Walker

Flutes

  • Ron Jones
  • Rosie Noyce

Clarinets

  • Christine Skelton – Treasurer
  • Dave Holt

Trumpets

  • Ross Garner
  • Dave Lowery
  • Jane Robinson
  • Paul Crowther
  • Dave Aspinall
  • Mike Welch
  • Gary Wood
  • Lorna Green

Trombones

  • John Hinds
  • Liam Juniper
  • Sam Murray

Guitar

Joe Cockx 

Bass

Mike Crumpton

Drums

Joe Greenway

Honorary Member

George Mottershead

George first came to a rehearsal nearly 20 years ago. Since then he has attended all our rehearsals and concerts. We have celebrated his 80th, 90th and now his 94th birthday. George has become an honorary member and a friend of the band.