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 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.
He instituted the current practice of taking the band overseas every two years and led the Band on visits to Marquette Le Lille, Berlin, Paris, Lille, Barcelona and Ypres.
He created The Miller Magic Big Band, which he still leads, a very popular Glenn Miller tribute band.
Jim has been the recipient of many awards including 3 Community Awards from North Kesteven District Council, Sleafordian of the Year by Sleaford Town Council and the BEM in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
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!!
Tina joined the band in 2008. During her ten years with the band she has played tenor and baritone sax but is currently thoroughly enjoying playing lead alto. She also loves playing lead tenor sax in Miller Magic. As a newly recruited trustee Tina will take on the role of Assistant Librarian to help Jayne with the enormous task of sorting all the music. She will also be taking an attendance register every week at rehearsals. Away from the band Tina manages RST Music in Newark by day and plays flute, alto flute and piccolo with Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, flute quartet Champagne Flutes and a newly formed wind quintet by night!