The newest addition to the Wantage family, the Junior band began in the Summer of 2017 with a view to encourage young people to enjoy making music together.
Judith Atkins, originally from Peterborough, has been involved in music since taking up recorder at the age of five. She learnt clarinet and saxophone and, after completing a music degree, qualified as a teacher. She worked as a primary school teacher in Oxfordshire for over 25 years but is now a self-employed teacher of woodwind and brass.
Judith has been involved with brass bands since her own children started playing ten years ago. She still plays cornet with her local brass band in Cholsey but also plays with Cold Ash Brass. Judith has directed the training bands at Cholsey and Blewbury and is the current director of Oxfordshire Youth Brass.
Judith leads the Junior band at Brass on the Grass.