Euphoniums

John Starkes - Solo Euphonium

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John Kidby - Euphonium

John Kidby - Solo HornJohn joined BCB in 2008 when he transferred from Chichester City Band with his wife Lois who plays 2nd Cornet. Originating in Kent, John started playing at the age of 13 at St John's School in Margate. Leaving school he took an electricians apprentice position at Snowden Colliery where he joined Betteshanger Colliery Band. Moving to Portsmouth to continue his studies at Portsmouth Polytechnic he joined Portsmouth City Band. Completing his studies at University with an HND in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. John settled in Portsmouth and joined Cosham Band where he met and married Lois. John has enjoyed playing in a total of 7 National Finals including the Albert Hall in 2000 with Chichester City Band. When not working or playing in the band his interests are running and skiing.