The horns provide the warm sound in the middle of the band. Four places make up the horn section, a Flugel Horn (B-flat) and three Tenor Horns (E-flat).
Connie Chadwick - Flugel
Connie joined us in October 2015 initially on the front row cornet section but when we found ourselves short of a flugel player decided a change of seat may be quite challenging. In fact, it was like a duck taking to water as Connie has now settled well and made the change as if second nature.
Jenny Ireland - Solo Horn
Jenny joined the band back in 1988 on cornet having played for her local band since the age of 8. She started on 2nd cornet and worked her way up to the position of 2nd man down for a number of years, even doing a stint on principal. She joined Horsham band in 2000 as 2nd man down and progressed to principal at Hangleton band in 2002.
In 2003 Jenny decided to hang up her cornet after 21 years and take up the tenor horn, taking the position of Solo Horn at Brighton but has also been known to fill spaces on Euphonium, Cornet and Flugel when needed. In November 2014 Jenny very kindly agreed to temporarily move to cover the Solo Cornet line. She is married to Jon Ireland our percussionist.
Jenny Scholes - 1st Horn
Jenny started playing Tenor Horn at the age of 8 through lessons provided in primary school. After moving to Derbyshire when 10 she played for a short time for Ireland Colliery B band before joining the school senior band when she started secondary school. She then played for Darley Dale band for a few years before taking a break while at University. She moved to Brighton in 2001 and joined the band on 2nd Horn. Since then she has worked up to Solo Horn and then moved to Baritone in 2012. As a day job Jenny works for American Express as a Senior Business Analyst.
Jenny Alderton - Second Horn
Biography to follow