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ABOUT Me

My name is Liv Appleton and I am a medical content writer, blogger and brass player.

I have been involved in brass bands for over sixteen years and written about them for over five years.  

I have collaborated with other brass band media, including 4barsrest, Mode For...Tabby Kerwin and also write a regular column for the British Bandsman magazine. 

My aim is not only to entertain other banders with relatable content but to also introduce this amazing movement to a mainstream audience.

Player History

Contest bands

Old Hall Brass (contest band) 

2010-2015

Highest role: Principal Cornet

Eccles borough band 

2015-2016 & 2019-2020

Highest Role: Flugelhorn

Leyland Band

2016-2017

Second Cornet 

Freckleton Band

2020-

Principal Cornet

Non-contest bands

Old Hall Community Brass 

2004-2010

Highest role: Principal Cornet

Fodens Youth Band

2014-2016

Highest role: Assistant Principal Cornet

Session Bands

Brass Debate - session horn section 

2013-2014

Trumpet

Joe Keegan Band

2016-2017

Trumpet & Flugelhorn

North West Youth Band

2014-2015

Highest role: Principal Cornet

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