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

Barbara Jones

The nine to five routine of many years no longer influences my days but they are still full of activity and interest.
Being a School Governor, at Church Lane Sleaford, requires time and commitment and I also support the principle of Hospice Care, fundraising for
St Barnabas, who provide care throughout Lincolnshire.  
As a non playing Chairman I am privileged to be associated with musicians who use their skill to entertain, facilitate the raising of thousands of pounds for charities and provide great musical opportunities to many.

Jayne Field MBE

Jayne is the Vice-Chairman of the band. She takes responsibility for the day to day running of the band and matters of administration, she has recently handed over the Concert Band after 15 years but still undertakes admin tasks regards the Training Band and Miller Magic and is also the Band Librarian. Although Jayne is not a playing member of the band, she has made the organisation of the band her own. She recently took up the challenge of learning to read music and is learning to play the Alto Sax, albeit very slowly.....
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.

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 joined the band In 1998 and the trustees in 2008. She sits in the trumpet section in SCB and also plays in Miller Magic SCB’s big band. Emma comes from a musical family her Grandad (Roy Wetton) played trombone in local bands in the area and her mum (Jayne Field) is now learning saxophone after many years of longing to play, watching others. Emma lives in Sleaford and works as an audit and accounts manager at a firm of accountants. She is married to Dave and has a young son Arthur.


John Fisher

72 years young.  I was married to my wonderful wife Jackie for 48 years but sadly she passed away in November 2018 I have three wonderful children and four delightful grandchildren.  Spent 17 years as a military musician 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!!

Robert George

Tina Pointing

Tina joined the band in 2008. During her eleven 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 well as being a trustee Tina is the Assistant Librarian and Attendance Monitor. Away from the band Tina manages RST Music in Newark and plays flute with the Champagne Flutes Quartet and a newly formed wind quintet Quintessential. 

Sally Goodman

Sally began her musical adventures with piano lessons at the age of 5. She has recently resumed lessons and is working towards her performer’s diploma.
Whilst still at school in Sheffield, Sally took up the French horn and became a member of the Sheffield Youth Orchestra and then soon found herself a member the New Sheffield Symphony Orchestra, the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra.
Following a move to London in the 1970s, Sally’s horn lessons continued with Anthony Randall and Tony Halstead.
After living for 10 years in Somerset, where Sally was a member of the Mid - Somerset Orchestra and the RAFA Concert Band, Sally moved to Lincolnshire in 1999. Sally has been a member of the Sleaford Concert Band for the past 8 years. Sally is also a member of the Newark and Sherwood Concert Band, the Lincolnshire Philharmonia and the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra (where she has now been a member for almost 40 years). She is also a member of Bold as Brass, the Mayflower woodwind quintet and Quintessential woodwind quintet. Sally is often asked to play with a number other other bands and orchestras in the locality and had the recent privilege of playing in Lincoln cathedral’s Christmas live performances of the Snowman.