Members of the Band

Bakewell Band has a hard working team of dedicated players.  

New Players or guest players are always welcome at any rehearsal - please contact us!

Mick Bellfield

Principal Cornet

Ian Wildgoose

Soprano Cornet

Ken Fryer

Solo Cornet

Stephen Grant

Solo Cornet

Position Vacant

Solo Cornet

Emma Hunt

Repiano Cornet

Caroline Riley

2nd Cornet

Position Vacant

2nd Cornet

Paul Bowden

3rd Cornet

Kelsey Squires

3rd Cornet

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Karen Squires

Flugel Horn

Julie Plant

Solo Horn

Position Vacant

1st Horn

Sue Concannon

2nd Horn

Deborah Miles

Solo Euphonium

Ellis Squires

2nd Euphonium

Richard Nye

1st Baritone

Position Vacant

2nd Baritone

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Sean Anthony

Solo Trombone

Ian Charlesworth

2nd Trombone

Position Vacant

Bass Trombone

Steve Cartledge

Eb Bass

Nigel Bunting

Eb Bass

Tim Killick

Bb Bass

John Noon

Bb Bass

Keith Seaton


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Jim Henson

Musical Director

A product and student of the Leicestershire School of Music, Jim started tuba with orchestras, wind bands and brass quintets. At 15 he became a founder member of the now internationally renowned Youth Brass 2000 under the direction of Chris Jeans and Steven Mead. A year later saw Jim join the then championship section band The Ancient Order of Foresters with many prize wins including the French Open. 

Relocation to near Coventry saw Jim join Rolls Royce Coventry band in 1997 where MD Dave Lea guided the band to its first ever appearance at the British Open.  In 1999 Jim took over the principal Eb bass seat at NSK-RHP Ransome band where 9 very enjoyable years saw the band have many podium finishes at the National finals, British Open, All England Masters and an appearance at the 2001 Europeans. 


Relocation again saw Jim enjoy a brief time with BT band before finally joining the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery band, high profile concerts, recordings, world premieres,  TV appearances, contest success and 2009 Europeans were all musically demanding but extremely rewarding. 2010 a switch to Faireys for 12 months which included podium finishes at the British Open, National Finals, Brass in concert and 2011 Europeans. 

Whilst remaining in the UK, Jim was also a member of the world famous Wallberg band based in Switzerland from 2005-2011, a group of dedicated musicians from local 1st and 2nd section bands with a sprinkling of overseas players who beyond all belief managed to win the Swiss open in 2005. 

Over the years Jim has played on many recordings, BBC, CD's, live broadcasts, TV appearances include  Songs of Praise and Alan Titchmarsh Show.   His conducting debut came in 2015 with Doveholes Band before coming to Bakewell.