Liz was born and brought up in Surrey and started playing Tenor Horn at the age of 9. She moved quickly on to French Horn and played in the school orchestra, wind band and the local Area Youth Orchestra before being eventually persuaded to join the local town band back on Tenor Horn.
She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as a Stage Manager and after spending ten years working in professional theatres around the country and the BBC in London, she finally decided to get a ‘proper job with sensible hours’ in a bank! This gave her time to rejoin a band, become secretary of that band and be on both the London & Home Counties Area and Southern Counties bands committees!
Liz moved ‘up north’ to Yorkshire in 1994 with her (ex) husband’s job and fully embraced the Brass Band scene there too … joining her husband’s band, attending Yorkshire & Humberside and the Northern Area meetings and working backstage for the Northern Area Contests until their son was born.
She continues using her stage management skills by helping out various local amateur groups, is Chairman of a Harrogate musical theatre group, contest secretary for Tewit Youth Band, works pretty much full time and plays on the back row of Wetherby Silver Band.