Emily Neagle MMus FRSMBA(hons) 

Musical Director of Junior  and Senior bands


Emily Neagle is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Southampton where she studied Saxophone. She is now a professional freelance musician enjoying a varied career teaching and performing. 

Most recently, Emily performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the Momentum Saxophone Quartet who are currently preparing for the European Saxophone Congress in Trento, Italy, in July 2020.  

However, before Emily went to university she was also a member of Christchurch Music which helped her to developed her love of music. Emily now aims to help to develop  and  challenging our members by bringing a variety of repertoire, while creating a fun and enjoyment to rehearsals.


Andrew Thorne

Chairman and Brass Quintet Leader


Andrew studied tuba, composition and arts management at Dartington College of Arts. He has extensive experience of working with young people through the Canned Performance Company, brass teaching and has been playing in wind bands since the mid eighties.



Bailey is a frequently spotted sporting his very own CMC shirt during band performances to the general public. A popular member of the CMC family and very appreciative of the occassional fussing or two.




Andrew Thorne


Musical Director - Senior and Junior Bands

Emily Neagle 

Musical Director - First Band

Cheri Wallace



Helen Carroll


Committee Members

Kerry Davis

Sharon Welling

Shaun Welling

Sandy Simpson