The Roles of the Sleaford Concert Band Board of Trustees ......

Barbara Jones

Barbara is the Chairman of the Band. She has the responsibility of keeping the Trustees in order. Barbara works for many local organisations the foremost of these being the Sleaford Chamber of Commerce and the Christmas Market Committee. She has played a major role in the organisation of the Sleaford Water Weekend and I think it is fair to say that she is "a doer as well as an organiser" She is a very busy woman but always finds time for her important duties with the Sleaford Concert Band. Her latest project involves fundraising for GIFTS in the Sleaford area.

Jayne Field MBE

Jayne is the Vice-Chairman of the band. But she is much much more. She takes responsibility for the day to day running of the band and all matters of administration are undertaken by her. Every band should have a Jayne!! Although she is not a playing member of the band, she has made the organisation of the band her own and the usual reply to the question of what's happening? is - ASK JAYNE!!
Jayne was awarded the MBE in the 2013 New Years Honours List for services to Sleaford Concert Band, music in Sleaford and communities in North Kesteven.

Jim McQuade

Jim is a founder member of the band and has been the Director of Music since the formation of the band.  He is a Fellow of the Teaching Awards Trust having been a regional winner in 2003. He was awarded a North Kesteven Community Award in 2011 for his work with the band. Since 2009, Jim has been the producer of the highly successful Sleaford Poppy Prom which launches The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in the town. He has recently formed a Glenn Miller tribute orchestra, Miller Magic, within the SCB and performs with the German Oompah Band Keller Kappella.

Ken Garfield

Ken is a founder member of the band and the Director of Music of the Training Band. He is now a qualified teacher, working with primary children teaching music.  His teaching skills have been evident to all since he became the leader of the training band. His light hearted style has encouraged many youngsters and not so youngsters to continue with their musical studies. Although the solo clarinet in the Concert Band, Ken's first love is his recorder on which he is one of Lincolnshire's finest performers.

Vi Hill

Vi is a founder member of the band and it was her idea to form a musical group in the town to give wind players a chance to perform as a group. Vi is very active in Sleaford promoting all types of music and in particular was a moving force in the annual Sleaford Live musical event. Vi used to run the local music shop in Sleaford but how now retired. She is so highly thought of within the town that she was awarded Sleafordian of the Year in 2002. A well deserved honour.

JJ Baigent

John (JJ) has been with the band since he left the Royal Air Force Music Services. He is the solo trumpet player and leads a section of over 8 other trumpets. He has visited many countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia and is now the Band Manager as well as being an elected Trustee. He has a particularly wicked sense of humour and has been known to dress up as a choir boy, Frank Sinatra and Marlena Dietrich during concerts!! All of which need to be seen to be believed!!

Emma-Jane Pendrigh

Emma-Jane joined the Trustees in 2008 and has been a member of the band since 1998. She sits on solo trumpet between Phil Richards and JJ Baigent and tries to keep some sort of order in the trumpet section. She does admit she is fighting a losing battle with those two!! Emma comes from a musical family, her Grandad (Roy Wetton) once performed in local bands on trombone. She is a trainee accountant and is the band auditor.

John Fisher

67 years young.  Married to my lovely wife Jackie with three wonderful children and two delightful grandchildren.  Spent 17 years as a military bandsman in the Rhine Staff Band Royal Tank Regiment, left in 1979 and went into local government.  Over the next 33 years I had various roles including Chief Officer for Leisure and Arts with the London Borough of Sutton.  I ran a theatre for three years and was responsible for fundraising for large projects.  From 1999 to 2001 I was Millennium Officer for Crawley Borough Council, during which time I started the Crawley Millennium Concert Band. From 2006 until I retired in 2011 I was fundraiser for Brambles Respite Care Centre for people with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.  During his time I managed to raise in excess of £350,000 for this wonderful charity.   Jackie and I moved to Lincolnshire in October 2011 and now live in the lovely village of Potterhanworth.  I joined Sleaford Concert Band in October 2011 and love it!!


Mike Lock


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Peter Stockdale MBE

Peter joined the Band in 2014 after moving from Middlesex.  He is the ex Bandmaster of the Central Band of the RAF, also playing trumpet in the RAF Squadronaires.  He was awarded the MBE in 1996 and in receipt of the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians for the most outstanding student bandmaster of 1990.  Musical Director of the RAF Association Presidents Band.  Became a Freeman of the City of London in 2013.  He was also Conductor and Instrumental Specialist (Brass) to the Qatar Armed Forces Band during 2013.