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Tim Pool

Tim has been with CoBB since 1998. Following a short spell on sop (which he doesn’t like to talk about), Tim has enjoyed great success on rep, flugel and principal cornet and collected multiple soloist’s prizes en-route to his current seat.

Favourite test piece: Year of the Dragon

Banding highlight: Being told “great flugel sound mate” by Dave King in the old YBS bandroom.

Highest note: Super A

Most likely to say: “Right…basses then trombones , then horns…..”

Least likely to say: “I totally nailed those semis in the fast section.”

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Alex Crisp

We are delighted to welcome Alex back to the band after a 3 year sojourn at University. Its like he never left, except he’s even better than before..and he’s got letters after his name!








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Alice Pool

Little Al loves our band, when she zips up her CoBB jacket, she does it with pride.  She enjoys the simple things in life like playing a hymn tune and laughing at Wally’s socks.

Favourite piece: All Night Long by Lionel Richie.

Scotch Eggs or Pickled Eggs?: Neither!





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Frank Stokes

Favourite Piece of Music: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody
Q: Which piece of music makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up on end?
A: “Any old iron” by Chas n Dave. It reminds me of my holidays in Butlins.