RONG ON RIGHT PATH - BB shines a light on one of the rising stars of Norwegian banding

Issue 6062

BACK IN BUSINESS - Boost for bands in England as rehearsals resume

STAGE SET FOR CORY CONTEST - Draw made for online championship, with international flavour

BB On the Record: Sarah Groarke-Booth on life as an actor and musician, conducting standards and ensuring women have leadership opportunities

Friday 28 August, 2020

From conducting to the cobbles of Coronation Street and appearing in theatre, actor and musician Sarah Groarke-Booth has enjoyed a diverse and fascinating career.

Since taking over at Rainford Band almost a year ago, she has enjoyed a fantastic start, including a podium place at the North West Regionals.

Sarah reflects on her conducting career, discusses treating a score like a script and charts her path from studying music to acting. She also discusses the importance of giving more women the opportunities to embrace positions of leadership in the brass band world and gives an honest view of the standards of conducting and adjudicating.