Joe Bradford – Assistant Principal Cornet
I’m a classically taught trumpet player (Studying at RNCM) but Started playing at 9 year’s old on cornet. Started at Wharfe Brass Band (local band Otley) then went on to the Otley Brass Band and then played for Tewit Youth Band for 1 year.
Then I played with York R I brass band for around 2 years (2016) under the conductor Chris Hurst (Championship section)
I have played with CLYO ( City of Leeds Youth Orchestra) for 3 years and was principal Trumpet for a year with them we did regular concerts at the Leeds Town Hall. I went with tours on them to Italy and the Czech Republic.
I have played in pit orchestras for musicals and pantomimes I love playing a large range of music genres from brass band ,classical , musicals and big band jazz/swing.
I am now also play in a Manchester based Big Band playing on lead trumpet.