Rachael Donaldson - First Horn

Rachael Donaldson I started playing Tenor Horn in Mossley Primary School when I was 8. It wasn't until I was 13 that I became involved with Third Carrick Silver Band after my music teacher at Ballyclare Secondary School recommended the Junior Band to my parents. I enjoyed Junior Band and my playing improved greatly there. Once I had reached a certain standard I was invited to practice with the "big band". I'm now 19 and I've been a member of the senior band for about 4 years. I currently play 1st Horn. Outside of band I'm starting my second year at Queens University as a Geography student.