Mark Wilcockson. Mark started his banding at the age of 12 when he joined the William Rhodes School Band.
After a number of years playing with local bands he made the step up with the Webb Ivory Newhall Band where he achieved one of his ambitions, playing at the British Open in Manchester.
Mark moved back to his roots and returned to Rhodian Brass and remained with them on solo euphonium, finally making it to the Championship Section where they remained for many years attending all the major UK competitions.
Mark decided to hang up his mouthpiece in the mid 90’s in favour of taking up the baton.