1st Baritone – Steve Stonelake

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2nd Baritone – Christine Thomas

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Christine started playing the cornet at the age of 15, and a year later, followed her brother and father into Weston Super Mare concert band, on tenor horn. After going to university, Christine only played during the holidays. She then went to college in Aberystwyth playing with the Aberystwyth Town Band from 1978 to 1980. Christine then moved to Carmarthen and played with the Kidwelly Town Band. In 1982, Christine moved to Aberdare and joined Llwydcoed Band where her future husband, Alun, played first Trombone. Christine has been with the band ever since (apart from six months off following eye operations) playing tenor horn and baritone, and is now the longest serving member of the band. She has been the bands treasurer for over 30 years. Highlights of Christine’s banding career include winning the C.I.S.W.O 3rd section in Blackpool in 1983 and playing in the Albert Hall in 1983 and 1984. Christine has been with the band through its ups and downs and has enjoyed playing with the band since its resurgence in recent years.

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