Neave Taylor


Studying B. Science / Advanced Studies – 3rd Year

Instrument: I’m a drummer and percussionist. I was once praised by a conductor for my “very musical” playing of a triangle.

Tell us your clumsiest moment: I once fell out of a bus and straight into some mud. My shoe fell off as well. It was pretty embarrassing if I’m honest.

What keeps you awake at night? Thinking about all the weird time signatures we’re yet to march to. 9/8 seems like a challenge but I reckon we could do it.

April Guest


Studying B. Science – Honours

Instrument: Clarinet

Which clarinettist do you most admire? Kelpy G and his smooth jazz; every choice I make in life is to bring me closer to this level of greatness; see this video for full appreciation.

What is your favourite meme?


Angus Hawken

Musical Director

Studying B. Science (Advanced) – Honours

Instrument: Trombone

What’s your hidden talent? Not to brag, but I have a mean forehand drive in squash.

What is your favourite meme? I guess I like Jazz at the moment. Enjoy.


Neha Beri


Studying B. Education – 4th Year

Instrument: Trumpet

How do you like your coffee? I’m a tea girl.

What animal most closely resembles you and why? The Elephant: Although one could argue that my 5 foot frame is suited to something a bit smaller … I do however play the trumpet and I have the elephant’s qualities of calmness and perseverance.

Ally Barry

Director of Planning and Events (DOPE)

Studying B. Engineering / B. Science – 2nd Year

Instrument: Percussion

What is your favourite marching band piece?
Mars, the Bringer of War (from The Planets by Gustav Holst✨🪐)

If aliens showed up and asked to be taken to your leader, who would you take them to?
Any golden retriever.

What is your favourite meme?

Ally Meme

Ellena Black

Vice President

Studying PhD (Chemistry) – 2nd Year

Instrument: Clarinet in band. I also play piano and have been known to play tenor sax and bass clarinet, though I don’t currently own either. I have held a violin at least twice.

Coke or Pepsi? Coke. I actually once won a competition in which I had to taste the difference between Coke, Pepsi, Coke from a can, Coke from a bottle, etc.

What was the last TV show you binged? I got through a lot of The Crown in isolation. Last TV show I fully binged was Orphan Black, for the fourth time, good stuff.

What’s your hidden talent? I can lick my elbow.