Solo Baritone - Rachel Crabb
Rachel started playing at the age of 5 with St Pinnock Youth Band on cornet and soon moved into the senior band.
After only a couple of years, she moved onto bass where she stayed for another few years and played with St Dennis Youth Band until she herniated a disc in her spine from sporting activities. For this reason she moved to a smaller instrument, the euphonium, where she held the principal euphonium seat for St Pinnock until 2013.
Whilst at St Pinnock, Rachel helped them to achieve promotions from the 3rd section up to the 1st section. From the age of 16 to 19 Rachel also played with the Mount Charles Youth Band and won various solo prizes at local contests.
Rachel left St Pinnock at the beginning of 2013 to concentrate on her studies, and joined Roche Brass where the commitment suits her and her busy lifestyle well.
Rachel is a recently qualified Midwife.
2nd Baritone - Katie Hughes
Katie started playing the baritone at the age of 7 with the Carharrack & St. Day Band. After a short stint with the St. Agnes Band, Katie then had an 8 year break from banding from the age of 16 before returning to play with Porthleven on rep and then solo baritone.
In 2012 Katie moved to the Hayle Town Band on Solo Baritone, where she stayed until joining Roche Brass in August 2013.