Gary Rodgers

 

Instrument   Bb Bass
 
Member Since
 May 2013
 
Early Years
Started playing at age of 9 with Wincanton Silver Band, taught by my Grandad, Bert Howell and Bob and John Gilham. Learnt to play on cornet moved on to Horn, Baritone , Euphonium then progressed to Eb/Bb Bass.
 
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Previous Bands
Spent most of my playing career with Wincanton Band competing at several National Finals. Have also played with Sherborne Town Band. I have done European tours with Gillingham Imperial band and mere manor Youth band. Also two trips to Germany with Wincanton Band and also one to France.
   
Favourite Music
My favourite Music includes Narnia Suite, Resurgam, Land of the Long White Cloud. I enjoy listening to Music of the Spheres by Philip Sparkes after hearing Woodfalls perform this at the Scottish Open.
   
Other Stuff…
I am a huge fan of Yeovil Town FC, like most other sports. Vice captain of local pub skittles team. Active member of Wincanton = Lahnau Twinning Association taking part in regular visits to Germany. I enjoy travelling both home and abroad and visiting many interesting places doing my job as a coach driver.