Tim started playing a brass instrument when he was 11 - but it was the French Horn! He played at school and uni but then found it too hard to keep up the practice and switched to trumpet. Only more recently in 2008 did he join Ripon Band on 2nd Cornet, and then Rep, playing alongside his son on Soprano. There was a vacancy on BBb Bass a few years ago, so he volunteered! And things have never been the same since - he loves it!