After discovering the cornet at school Jill took to playing like a duck to water. Three months of having lessons and she was asked to join Chapel-en-le-Frith brass band. After a short spell on back row, Jill moved to Whaley Bridge band and quickly progressed through the cornet ranks till she snapped up the chance of playing top chair.
Jill stayed there for 4 years until she was approached by Poynton to become the newest member on their back row. Jill joined the band on 3rd cornet but when the repiano seat became avaliable she jumped at the chance.
It wasn't until she had a short break to start a family that she came back and joined the band's horn section where she proudly plays principal 2nd horn.