Sam began playing about the age of 10 with the Harborough Band and very quickly ended up on Baritone where, apart from a very brief stint on Euph in the early 2000's, she has played ever since! During her early years of playing, she enjoyed success with Youth Brass 2000 and also joined the Wigston Band on solo baritone.
After a brief stint away from playing whilst at University she then joined Long Eaton Silver Prize Band on Solo Baritone between 2001 and 2008, winning the 3rd Section National Finals in 2006. From there she moved to Kibworth Band on 2nd Baritone and then to Thoresby Colliery band. During that time she was part of the band that qualified fo,r and played at, the Championship National finals at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.
Following Thoresby she moved to Newstead and then on Blidworth in July 2012 where she has been ever since.
Outside of banding, Sam is Head of Chemistry at a school in Nottingham.
Favourite Test Pieces:
Oceans - Goff Richards
The Essence of Time - Peter Graham