Musical Director

David Ruel

The Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band will return to the contest stage at the Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association’s Winter Contest¬†on Saturday 23rd February and will compete in the ‘Unregistered Section’ with the following line-up of players.

Soprano Cornet

Matthew Ruel

Solo Cornets

Jack Porter, Meg Hope, Rebecca Devaney, Gaynor Popplestone [Ethan Cambridge, Jenni Hall]

Back Row Cornets

Graham Netherton, Ella Smith, Oliver Williamson, Philip Edwards [John Slattery, Eric Sutherland-Kempster]


Nigel Winter

Tenor Horns

Cheryl Heppenstall, Paul Barker, Jacqueline Ruel [Emma Scicluna]


Michael Fowkes, Julia Bonewell


Robin Welch, James Hope [Louise Lloyd]


Chris Urwin*, Mark Hawkins, Ron Curtis

EEb Bass

Keith Manning, David Holmes, Graham Dearman [Theo Leach]

BBb Bass

Thomas Gowers, Phillip Vanstone


Tim Lain*, Philip Davey