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2017 All England Masters International Champions


Helen R

Helen Reed - 2nd Horn

Helen started playing horn at age 7 with Delph Youth Band, tutored by Bert Howarth. From there she joined Uppermill Band on 2 nd horn and progressed through the section, eventually playing Flugel for a short time.


She left Uppermill aged 13 and helped out local bands, including Boarshurst and Dobcross Silver before joining Milnrow Band aged 14 on 1 st horn.


Helen remained in this position until she took maternity leave in May 2018. She returned for the North West Area in 2019 on 2nd horn.


Her best banding moments have been with Milnrow, including winning the Grand Shield to qualify for the British Open, and qualifying for the National Finals at the Albert Hall twice.


Helen is second in science and has been teaching for 11 years. She lives in Newhey with husband Paul

and son Alfie.