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Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band
Jess Tredrea

Jess Tredrea

Flugel Horn

I started playing cornet in 1999 with Camborne Youth Band. A bit of a slow burner, I didn’t really realise that in order to get better I had to practise! - but once that has sunk in I worked my way up through the ranks to the principal cornet seat in 2011 which I retained until leaving for university in 2010. During this time the band made history by winning the National Youth Championships six times consecutively between 2004 and 2009.

In 2006 I was invited to join the back row of Camborne Town Band, with whom I was lucky enough to experience a wide range of high profile concerts and contests, including appearances at the Scottish Open as well as a memorable 8th place at the National Championships held at the Albert Hall.

Growing up I also played in the Cornwall Youth Brass Band and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, before leaving Cornwall to study music at the University of Salford under Howard Evans, eventually graduating with a First Class Honours degree (specialising in performance and conducting) in 2013. It was at university that I made the sensible decision to start playing flugel, and finally felt like I was ‘at home’ with my playing.

In 2012 I began my conducting career with Denton Brass before making the move to the Lindley Band in Yorkshire, where I was lucky enough to meet my fiancée - Poynton percussionist Lauren! Alongside playing and conducting I am a producer for KMJ Recordings, having worked on award-winning records such as Tubular Brass and Owen Farr’s ‘The Demonic Virtuoso’.

In 2017 I was asked to help out Poynton at the Regionals and never left (thanks Jilly!). I love having the opportunity to play with such a talented, supportive group of people and am looking forward to the future of the band under Stig!

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