Teacher Name: Mr Bates


Instrument(s) taught: All brass instruments: trumpet, trombone, tuba, horn, cornet, baritone and euphonium.


Hobbies: Playing the trombone in different bands and orchestras.

I’m a member of:

Steve King Big Band The Steve King Big Band – Home

Brimingham Symphonic Winds Home – Birmingham Symphonic Winds (bsw.org.uk)

Walking with family and friends.

Favourite thing:

Star Wars and Marvel films


Least favourite thing:

Cleaning up after my children!


Most interesting place you have performed:

Piazza Navona in Rome


Best performance you’ve ever watched.

Big Phat Band gig in Manchester Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Mnozil Brass every time I see them. Mnozil Brass


Which countries have you visited, and did you play your instrument:

Spain, Sweden, Norway

I’ve played my trombone in all the countries below:

Germany, Austria, USA, Italy, Belgium, Holland, France, Austria, Lithuania and Latvia.


 What is your…

Favourite book/film:

Harry Potter Books

Guardians of the Galaxy (love the sound track)


Favourite animal:

Pet ferret and rats


Favourite place:



What instrument would you play, if you had to choose another one apart from your first instrument:

I can’t believe I’m going to say this, the saxophone!