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MEET THE BAND

Faces Behind the Music

 
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HOLLIE

Been in banding for 23 years. Joined Ambassadors in 2012. 

My favourite memory is going to Scotland and have half of the town sang along to us playing 500 miles. Turning round during the night parade and seeing a whole town follow us and the street lit up by the candles they were all holding.

My favourite thing about being in the band is the life long friends I have made along the way.

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ELLIE

I have been in the band for 20 years.
 

My favourite thing about being in the band is getting to travel the UK and perform at the Birmingham Tattoo playing the trumpet.
 

My favourite memory is playing routers on Sutton on Sea beach with all the band after a parade.

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EMMA

I have been in the band for 16 years.

My favourite memory of being in the band is performing on my first ever display which just happened to be a major competition and the band came in 1st place.

 

My favourite thing about being in the band is the fun, laughter and life long friends I have made along the way

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HOLLIE

Banding for 15 years, but joined the Ambassadors in 2015.

My best memory was being in the band and marching whilst pregnant, when I spent every outing and bus journey chucking my guts up! But I couldn't be missing out on all the fun!

 

My favourite thing about the band is the impact banding has had on my son, he's so confident thanks to this lovely group of people he's grown to know!

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CHARLOTTE

I have been in the band for 6 and a half years.

My favourite memories of being in the band is the social aspect of going out as a group and having a laugh, I also love the parades!

My favourite thing about being in the band is travelling to Scotland for the weekend and taking part in the torch parade.

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OLIVIA

I look forward to my first season in the band.

 

I am excited to learn new music and how to march so I can perform with the band.

I hope to make lots of memories and new friends as I travel around the UK in my first season with the band.

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EMILY

This is my first season in the band.

I can't wait to make friends and memories in the band as I learn new skills along the way.

 

I look forward to spending time with my dad and sister whilst out performing with the band.

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NATHAN

I have been in the band for 7 years.

 

My best memory has to be having a water fight after everyone sang happy birthday to me.

My favourite thing about the band is the confidence it has given me to meet new people and perform in front of a crowd.

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CHRIS

I have been in the band for 13 years

 

One of the last Lowestoft weekends we did,  the band went to Great Yarmouth for a meal and did a few social activities. On our way back to our hotel we literally took over a service bus! Everyone had a great evening and the driver went off route and took us all back to our hotel in Lowestoft.

My favourite thing about being in the band is the togetherness and willingness we all have to help and support each other. The band and it’s member are an extension of my family, we’re a happy band of melody makers.

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STEVE

I've been banding for over 30 years.

 

I enjoy being in the band because I have made some of the greatest freinds that I have to this day and I love the sound of music and travelling the country to perform.

 

My favourite memory is performing at Lowestoft as it draws a great crowd and the atmosphere is amazing.

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RICHARD

I have been in bands for 24 years all together, but joined Ambassadors 2016. 

 

My favourite memory in the band is playing the wrong tune on a parade and then everyone joined in anyway. 

 

My favourite thing about the band is the social aspect, I enjoy practise sessions but I also enjoy spending time with band members outside of practise.

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ANDREA

I have been in the band for 20 years.

 

Best memory for me was going to Edinburgh Festival at a very heavy 8 months pregnant, on crutches and sitting on an open top bus as it kept going around, I saw the same things every time as it took the pressure off.

 

My favourite thing is all the people I've met over the years and friendships formed... seeing my daughter wanting to follow in my footsteps is a wonderful and full filling feeling.

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EWAN

I have been in the band for 6 years. 


Best thing about being in the band: travelling around the UK, specifically Bathgate (Scotland) as we spend the whole weekend together making memories.

I really enjoy performing with the band, but my favourite memories are spent socialising outside of practice.

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VANESSA

I have been in band for 9 years.

I had a broken heart when I came back to banding the band members helped fix it.

My favourite memory is when Adam managed to get me to the toilet in time after Pontefract.

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NAOMI

I have been in the band for 29 years.

Love getting about performing with my band camp family. All of them keep me going in such a wonderful way.

My favourite memory, All of everything to do with band. Have met so many incredibly wonderful people along my banding journey and made wonderful memories made on the way.

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LIZ

I have been in the band for 6 years.

 

My favourite memory was when I was 12 and we beat the Serenades at Lowestoft which means he had won the league!

 

My favourite thing about being in the band is spending time with the band socialising and making memories.

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MARK

I have been in the band for 42 years making me the last of the original members.

 

My favourite memory is winning the CBSL league championship in 1987 for the first time.

 

My favourtie thing about being in the band is spending time with my daughter and getting  to socialise with other band members outside of practise.

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YO TRACE

I have been in marching bands for 44 years. 

 

Favourite thing about being  in the band, is working  hard to get that sound and pace just right and being in a team and working together as well as the friendships I have formed.

 

My memories are vast, but such as performing at the Birmingham Tattoo 2005, and many times performing at Lowestoft and Spalding.

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JASON

I have been in banding for 38 years 

 

I am looking forward to being an Ambassador, playing some great music and making some more great band memories.

 

My best memory from my banding past is playing against other bands in competition and being with everyone.

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LUKE

I have been banding for 23 years and I have just joined The Ambassadors

 I'm looking forward to being out with the band and doing what I enjoy - playing a drum.  

I can't wait to make new memories with the band!

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PHOEBE

This will be my first season in the band.

 

My favourite thing about being in the band is I enjoy the music and everyone’s really nice.

 

My favourite memory is when I got to carry the wreath for the Remembrance Day parade in 2021.

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JACK 

I look forward to making memories with this being my first season in the band.

 

My favourite thing about being in the band is playing the drum even though my dad wants me to play anything else but the drum because it’s loud.

 

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