Ed Temple – Musical Director
Ed is a freelance educator, conductor and music consultant. He studied at Manchester University, where he conducted the University Chamber Orchestra, directed several shows and studied the cello with Jonathan Price. Ed continued postgraduate studies in Manchester, completing his PGCE in music and English. Ed now teaches piano, cello, music theory, GCSE and A-level music in addition to arranging his own music and writing and consulting on music education resources and publications.
Sue O’Callaghan – Chairperson – Trombone
Sue is a 3rd generation brass player and has played Trombone with Burton Concert Band for over 10 years now! Sue originally started playing Treble-Clef parts for euphonium but has now moved onto native Trombone parts in Bass-Clef and into the position of Committee Chair. Sue works as a sales advisor at Norman’s in Burton and has previously played as a member of several local brass and wind bands, but now playing exclusively with Burton Concert Band
Jackie Foulkes – Committee Secretary – Flute and Piccolo
Jackie has played with Burton Concert Band for over 22 years on Flute and Piccolo. Some of Jackie’s favourite pieces we play include medleys from musicals such as Lion King and Moulin Rouge along with pop medleys such as selections from Queen and Meatloaf. Jackie plays in several Chamber orchestras, small groups, and occasionally deputises in a local Orchestra. Outside of music, Jackie has been working in the Pensions Industry for over 26 years. The high levels of organisation and a meticulous approach to paperwork prove very useful in the role as Secretary!
Angela Moffat – Band Marketing – Clarinet
Angela joined Burton Concert Band in 1998 after retiring as the Headteacher of Moseley County Primary School, Anslow. With a love for all types of music, Angela has been an active member of the band ever since. Outside of band, Angela keeps busy as the Churchwarden of St Mary’s Church in Dunstall as well as playing the piano, golf and painting with watercolours.
Jane Bailiff – Treasurer – Clarinet
Jane joined the band in 2013 after retiring from being Senior Teacher and member of the Management Team of Birmingham Music Service. She has Conducted many ensembles, introducing her pupils to the pleasures of live music making, and continues to enjoy a wide range of music herself. Jane is an experienced Events Organiser, having arranged many large-scale events and concerts, at venues including the Symphony Hall and Birmingham Town Hall. These organisational skills and experience of cost management are invaluable in the role of Band Treasurer.
Kate Muir – Lead role for Safeguarding – Bass Clarinet
Kate has played clarinet in Burton Concert Band for 27 years. Initially playing the B-flat clarinet with us for many years before moving onto the Bass Clarinet. Kate took early retirement in 2018, having worked as a Social Worker for Staffordshire County Council for 34 years.
Kate worked across all areas, including Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, Mental Health Services, and Fostering and Adoption. Kate brings this experience to BCB, being the designated lead for safeguarding and wellbeing.
Jackie Bosworth – Trumpet
Jackie started playing the Cornet at the age of 10 and played in a brass band in Yorkshire, occasionally playing 1st Cornet. After marrying at age 19, Jackie stopped playing for about 35 years. She eventually took up playing again on the Trumpet and continues to this day. Jackie has experience playing with the Nottingham Police Band for many years and Burton Concert Band for more than 20 years, continuing to this day on the Trumpet.
John Bosworth – French Horn
John served as a musician with the Royal Air Force for 22 years, spending time in Singapore and Germany. He has played both with the Nottingham Police Band and Burton Concert Band for 25 years. Once retired from the RAF, John opened a driving school with his wife of 40 years and he continues to play 1st Horn with Burton Concert Band, which he really enjoys. John is a very experienced player having also played 1st Horn in Derby Concert Orchestra.
Jess Tiso – Social Secretary & Social Media – Clarinet
Jess is a multi-disciplined player and has been a member of Burton Concert Band since 2016 and currently plays clarinet. Jess’s favourite pieces include the pop band medleys such as “Eighties Flashback” and “The Beach Boys Medley.” Jess is also a member of Burton Big Band, playing saxophone. After recently completing aMaster’s degree in Music Therapy during Covid, Jess understands and wants to promote the importance of the band coming together socially outside of rehearsals.
Steven Salmon – Website – Trumpet
Steve started playing the cornet at 4 years old. Having now transitioned to Trumpet (for the most part), he joined Burton Concert Band in 2013. Steve has played with a number of other bands of various types, but most enjoys concert band and big band arrangements. Steve only plays full time with a couple of bands to focus on family life but is occasionally called by other local groups to deputy.