Nicola started playing at the tender age of 8 at Golborne Youth Band. She was quickly moved to Soprano and later Principle Cornet at age 11. Her talents were soon noticed when at 13 she was asked to move to the Senior Band, when after only one contest she was moved to the elevated position of Repiano Cornet for the National Finals. After that contest she took the Assistant Principle Cornet Seat.
In 2013 at the age of 16 the opportunity arose to join Wingates Band under their new Conductor, Paul Andrews. (Her private tutor) It is testament to Nicola’s commitment and dedication that after a short spell on 2nd Cornet, she progressed to the Soloist position of Repiano Cornet.
She enjoys being part of Brass Toff’s Quintet, and her favourite Musical memory with the band was winning the Senior Trophy in 2014 and spending the night celebrating the bands’ success.