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Meet Lauren Stafford, our 2nd. Trombone player. Lauren began playing the flute at the tender age of seven and, by the age of sixteen, had achieved grade eight. In 2014, Lauren was awarded The Young Achiever's Award the Skipton branch of Rotary International for her work, in music, in her school and community. After A levels, Lauren began playing the trombone at Hall Royd Band and embarked upon an Honours Degree in Music, at The University of Huddersfield, where she is approaching the completion of her final year. During her time at university, Lauren has played with various ensembles, including the University Brass Band, who were awarded third place, this year, in Unibrass, a national contest for university bands. Another external engagement, was accompanying the Birmingham based Emmanuel Choir to France, when she played flute in the orchestra.
Lauren has been offered a place, for September, to study for her Master's Degree in Music Performance on the Flute, at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
All band members wish Lauren all the very best in the exciting continuation of her musical career and look forward to welcoming her back to the Bandroom whenever she is in Yorkshire.