Claire Hueston - Principal Cornet

Claire Hueston I have played with Third Carrick since January 1993, and spent most of this time in the front row. I have recently moved back on to Principal Cornet, having previously "sat in the end chair" from 1997-2005. My most memorable experience with the band was in 2005, when we competed in the European Championships in Groningen, but winning the NIBA on my 16th birthday is a close second! I will never forget the celebratory party in my parents' house that evening, when Desy played the recording of our performance 16 times!

I am married to Ken and I have two young children, Charlie and Sophie. Since 2002, I have worked as a Lecturer in Music at Belfast Metropolitan College. I absolutely love my job and really enjoy working with the students, who have so much talent. Before that, I studied Music at university and subsequently worked for the Ulster Orchestra and the University of Ulster music department.