Eleanor Stokes - Solo Horn
Eleanor started playing the piano at the age of 5 and tenor horn at the age of 8. She soon joined the local Music Centre. As her confidence grew, she joined a local youth brass band and moved from Second Horn up the bench to solo. After a brief spell at Horbury Victoria, she joined Kippax Band on Second Horn at the age of 16. After leaving school, Eleanor went on to study Music Performance at the University of St John’s in York. It was during her time here that she joined Ripon City Band as Solo Horn in 2005. She has been on the band committee for most of the past 11 years. Eleanor taught the Beginners’ band for a number of years and currently conducts the Training Band.