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ABOUT THE BAND

The Rainford Band is a Championship Section Brass Band,
based in the village of Rainford, St. Helens. As well as delivering a number of
sell-out concerts each year, the band also competes at
the highest level all across the country.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

MUSICAL DIRECTOR, SARAH GROARKE-BOOTH

Sarah Groarke-Booth studied music at University of Salford, gaining a BA (Hons) in Band Musicianship and a Masters Degree in Performance (specialising in conducting). As a conductor, she has worked with many ensembles including wind bands, brass ensembles and choirs.  Her association with brass bands over the past three decades has led her to direct bands in Wales, Bristol, London and the North West of England.  She has had many contest successes, including winning Regional and National titles.  An experienced adjudicator, she is a member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators - for which she has recently served as their PRO. She has judged contests across the sections at both a National and Regional level.

Sarah went on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked as a professional actress for the last twenty years, performing in many theatres throughout the country and appearing on our screens in various television programmes.  She runs her own drama school for primary aged school children - Kickstart Drama - and she has also worked as a Musical Director on a number of stage shows. She continues to work as an actor, voiceover artist, compére, conductor and adjudicator; and still finds time to fit in a bit of trumpet playing.


OFFICIALS
President - John Walker

COMMITTEE
Chairman - Geoff Hunter
Secretary - Gill Walker
Treasurer - Steve Harrison
Contest Secretary - Amy Humphreys
Band Manager - Julie Backhouse
Press & Publicity Sec. - Jack Rowlands
Social and Fundraising Sec. - David Grice
Property Manager - Darren Humphreys
Engagement Secretary - Laura Lea

EX-OFFICIO
Librarian- Martin Rigby
Instrument Officer- Phil Upton
Child Welfare Officer- Morvern Sinclair
Deputy CWO.- Lynne Campbell

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