Ruth Binding - Repiano Cornet
I started my brass playing career in the Third Carrick Learners in 1977/78, under the experienced guidance of Reuben Bannister and I am now the longest serving female member of the band. Starting on cornet I have held numerous positions in the band, namely, principal cornet, principal horn and up until recently settling on Flugel Horn for the last few years and regularly feature as one of the bands soloists. In 2017 I took the position of Repiano Cornet.
In such a long and distinguished career I have had many highlights, but if forced to select a few I would say representing Third Carrick and N.Ireland in Groningen 2005 at the European Championships, also guesting for the 1st Old Boys in Birmingham Symphony Hall under the maestro himself ‘Dick the Stick’ Richard Evans, in the premier performance of ‘Tallis Variations’ and finally appearing on television in ‘Star Brass’ with Third Carrick also an unforgettable experience.